Early warning score accurately predicts mortality risk in liver disease

By EASL January 04,2018

Correction Appended 08 January 2018

The National Early Warning Score accurately identified patients with chronic liver diseases at risk for death, admission to the intensive care unit or cardiac arrest within a 24-hour period, according to a recently published study. “Hospitalized patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) can rapidly deteriorate, particularly when acute decompensation is accompanied by extrahepatic organ dysfunction, a situation associated with high mortality,” Theresa J. Hydes, MBBS, from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, and colleagues wrote. “Early recognition of clinical deterioration is vital if effective, goal-directed therapies are to be employed before complications develop.”

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The institution of Theresa J. Hydes, MBBS, is incorrectly listed as the University of Southampton in the original article published on Healio; the correct institution is Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.