Gastroenterology

Health-related quality of life linked with mortality, hospitalizations in cirrhosis



Health-related quality of life scores may be useful prognostic screening tools for patients with cirrhosis, according to research published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Puneeta Tandon, MD, FRCP(C), MSc (Epi), of the liver unit at the University of Alberta, and colleagues wrote that health-related quality of life (HRQoL) tools are regularly used for other chronic diseases and have been associated with increased mortality and hospitalization.
“Regardless of etiology, patients with cirrhosis have significant impairment in HRQoL, more so in patients with decompensated disease,”

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