Table 5 Six-week mortality risk after AVH stratified by MELD score and evidence of active bleeding at index endoscopy
MELD <18MELD ⩾18
No active bleeding(n = 99)*8.5 (3.0 to 24.6) p<0.001
Active bleeding2.9 (0.8 to 10.0) p = 0.099.9 (3.0 to 32.5) p<0.001
  • *HRs (95% CI) presented are relative to patients with MELD <18 and no active bleeding.

  • AVH, acute variceal haemorrhage; MELD, Model for End-stage Liver Disease.