Table 5

Validation of the weight of the variables used in the original MELD formula

VariableRegression coefficient (MELD)Standard error (MELD)Regression coefficient (Vienna)Standard error (Vienna)95% Regression coefficient confidence limits (Vienna)
The table shows the comparison of the regression coefficients and the standard errors between the MELD model and the Vienna data. The standard errors were nearly equal which means that both studies included comparable patients.
Creatinine0.9570.1420.5360.156 0.2300.842
Bilirubin0.3780.1170.3080.107 0.0980.516
Cause of cirrhosis0.6430.2110.0670.208−0.3410.474