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Table 2 Child-Pugh scoring system

From: Clinical effectiveness of cell therapies in patients with chronic liver disease and acute-on-chronic liver failure: a systematic review protocol

  Parameters
  Bilirubin (umol/L) Albumin (g/dL) Prothrombin time (in seconds) Ascites Hepatic Encephalopathy
1 point <34 >35 <4 None None
2 points 34–50 28–35 4–6 Mild Grades I–II (or suppressed with medication)
3 points >50 <28 >6 Moderate to severe Grades III–IV (or refractory to medication)
  1. Child A, points (5–6), 1-year mortality 100 %; child B, points (7–9), 1-year mortality 81 %; child C, points (10–15), 1-year mortality 45 %