Table 2

Criteria for clinical score

0 1 2 3
General symptoms
Decrease in vitality No restrictionsIncreased fatigueTreated as outpatientTreated in hospital
Loss of weight in patients without ascitesNone<2 kg<5 kg>5 kg
Abdominal symptoms and findings
Abdominal painNoneNo analgesics necessaryAnalgesics necessary Morphine like analgesics necessary
Oesophageal varices NoneGrade 1–2Grade 3Grade 4
Cardiac symptoms
DyspnoeaNoneOn strong exertionOn light exertionAt rest