In-hospital Mortality after Liver Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Simple Risk Score
Jessica P. Simons MD, Sing Chau Ng MS, Joshua S. Hill MD, Shimul A. Shah MD, Zheng Zhou MD, PhD,
Jennifer F. Tseng MD, MPH
Accepted for oral presentation at the AHPBA Annual Meeting; in press, Cancer
Step 1. Calculate Charlson comorbidity score
Indicate "yes" for the comorbidities that the patient has. This validated algorithm (Charlson, ME et al. J Chron Dis 1987; 40(5):373-83.) assigns a point value to the various diseases. The patient's raw score will then be reassigned into the collapsed Charlson score groups for use in the risk score calculation. Group 1 is a score of zero or 1, Group 2 is a score of 2, Group 3 is a score of 3 or higher.