Original Article
Copyright ©2010 Baishideng.
World J Gastroenterol. May 14, 2010; 16(18): 2227-2234
Published online May 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i18.2227
Figure 1
Figure 1 A deterministic decision model. In both treatment arms, the patient cohort was divided based on contraindication vs no contraindication to liver transplantation (Ltx) and then on the basis of Ltx vs no-Ltx. The “survive 3y” branches include all patients who survived at least three years after the first treatment, and the “death” branches include all patients who died within those three years. The pathway probabilities i.e. the proportion of the cohort that is expected to experience the event, are shown under each branch and were calculated based on real patient data. MARS: Molecular adsorbent recirculating system; QALY: Quality-adjusted life year.