how high can a meld score be??

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   Posted 11/19/2009 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
how high can a meld score be?

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   Posted 11/19/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   

I did some research and found this regarding MELD score:

The range is from 6 (less ill) to 40 (gravely ill).

I also found that the national average is 20.

I noticed this is the first time you've posted since 2008.  Has your father gotten worse?



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   Posted 11/20/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
  • The maximum score given for MELD is 40. All values higher than 40 are given a score of 40.
  • Any value less than one is given a value of 1.
    In interpreting the MELD Score in hospitalized patients, the 3 month mortality is:
    • 40 or more — 100% mortality
    • 30–39 — 83% mortality
    • 20–29 — 76% mortality
    • 10–19 — 27% mortality
    • <10 — 4% mortality

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       Posted 11/20/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
    Wow, John I had never seen that before. Thanks for the information. Thoughts and prayers......
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