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

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