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World J Gastroenterol. May 14, 2011; 17(18): 2273-2282
Published online May 14, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i18.2273
Table 5 Features of home assistance in patients with liver cirrhosis
Decreased number of hospitalization and re-admissions
Decreased costs of treatments
Assist the patient within his familiar comfort
Criteria of eligibility
Identification of a clinical status allowing home stay
Identification of priority criteria
Presence of a valid family support or of an active aid system
Selection criteria
Use the Karnofsky Performance Status1 for patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis and limited self-sufficiency (set to < 50%)