Table 2

Table showing severity scores and symptoms comparing the pre-COVID-19 and COVID-19 periods with a breakdown of admissions between local admissions and external referrals

Pre-COVID-19COVID-19
Domestic (n=255)Transferred (n=97)Domestic (n=167)Transferred (n=73)
Severity Scores
Median
(IQR)
MELD Na21 (9)18 (11)21 (9)22 (11.5)
CPS9.42 (3)10 (3)10 (3)10 (2)
AD score55.4 (12.8)51.9 (10.9)55.0 (11.7)55.0 (15.7)
SymptomsAscites192 (75.3%)60 (61.9%)125 (74.9%)55 (75.3%)
HE102 (40%)32 (33%)68 (40.7%)32 (43.8%)
Infection107 (42%)44 (45.4%)69 (41.3%)43 (58.9%)
Gastrointestinal bleeding32 (12.5%)42 (43.3%)25 (15%)12 (16.4%)
  • AD, acute decompensation; CPS, Child Pugh Score; HE, hepatic encephalopathy; MELD Na, Model for End-Stage Liver Disease-Sodium.