Can anybody help me to understand the Meld score better. I'd like to know how the chart runs...I heard it was 1-60. Is this true? I am not sure what is better, a low or high Meld number. I thought the lower the number the worse the disease but after reading some posts, I'm a little confused. I know some hospitals will not do a transplant on somebody with a low Meld and others will. Is the patient with the lower Meld healthier or sicker??
The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease, or MELD is used to predict survival rate. The higher the score the less chance of survival, the higher the mortality rate. In interpreting the MELD Score in hospitalized patients, the 3 month mortality is:
Thanks for your response Rachel_R.
Hospitalized patients? Is the interpretation different if the person is not hospitalized?
So, let me see if I understand this right....Are you saying that a person with a 14 MELD score would have a six percentage chance of dying within 3 mos? If that is the case then the MELD is not actually giving a prognosis on the actual average amount of time the person has to live. Is this true. Did I understand that correctly? Sorry my brain is a bit fried lately!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.