Liver Transpl. 2021 Apr 20. doi: 10.1002/lt.26076. Online ahead of print.
The burden of decompensated liver disease is high with a significant proportion of cirrhosis patients requiring inpatient hospitalization. Patients with cirrhosis have high inpatient mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting, especially as compared to other chronic conditions. Objective models that predict short-term mortality at the time of ICU admission are needed for assessing response to therapy, transplant candidacy as well as futility of care.