- MELD Score Calculator as originally developed at Mayo Clinic
- MELD Score Calculator as modified by UNOS
- Child-Pugh Score Calculator
The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease, or MELD, is a scoring system for assessing the severity of chronic liver disease in persons over the age of 12 years. It was initially developed to predict death within three months of surgery in patients who had undergone a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure, and was subsequently found to be useful in determining prognosis and prioritizing for receipt of a liver transplant.
This score is now used by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) for prioritizing allocation of liver transplants instead of the older Child-Pugh score.
To determine the risk of post-operative mortality for all types of major surgery, especially gastro-intestinal, orthopedic and cardiac surgery (includes open-heart procedures)