Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2000 17:43:48 +0000
From: Tony Riddell <>
Subject: Hepatic Insufficiency

I would like to be able to establish some criteria to define a categorical variable for Hepatic insufficiency solely on the basis of existing lab data (Bilirubin, Albumin, AST) for a study. All of the accepted classification systems I know about involve an element of clinical assessment (Child-Pugh) or specific biometrics (GSP method). I would be grateful if anyone can give me a reference or any insights that would help to resolve this problem.

Thanks in advance

Tony Riddell