This tool is intended for healthcare professionals. It is an evaluation tool used and validated in clinical medicine and by healthcare professionals, to whom it gives an expert view to understand patient´s condition. A self-measurement test will not be sufficient to complete and interpret correctly these scales.
The complications of cirrhosis are multiple, severe, disabling or fatal. They often reveal the presence of cirrhosis after the long silent and painless phase of the disease. During decompensation and development of complications it is essential to establish a severity score in order to estimate the evolution of the disease prognosis. The presence of ascites, encephalopathy, high bilirubin, prothrombin time decreased or a dropped albumin rates are all parameters that are used for the assessment of the prognosis score of the disease.