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:
* 40 or more — 71.3% mortality
* 30–39 — 52.6% mortality
* 20–29 — 19.6% mortality
* 10–19 — 6.0% mortality
* <9 — 1.9% mortality
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!