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Liver Disease Hospice Eligibility Criteria.

liver disease patient in hospice carePatients are considered to have end-stage liver disease when they meet the following hospice criteria. If your loved one meets the liver disease hospice eligibility requirements, you should consider scheduling a hospice consultation.

Liver disease hospice eligibility criteria:

  • Weakness and compromised ability perform activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Recurrent variceal hemorrhage
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Prothrombin time prolonged more than five seconds over control or INR > 1.5
  • Serum Albumin < 2.5 gm/dl
  • Peritonitis
  • Elevated creatinine and BUN with Oliguria <400 ml/day and urine sodium concentration <10 mEq/l
  • Ascites
  • Malnutrition
  • Muscle wasting
  • Asterixis
  • May be awaiting liver transplant, but if organ is procured, the patient is no longer eligible