Compensated: Patients with cirrhosis that have not developed major complications of cirrhosis.
Decompensated: Patients with cirrhosis who have developed major complications:
- Variceal hemorrhage
- Hepatic encephalopathy
- Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
- Hepatocellular carcinoma
- Hepatorenal syndrome
- D’Amico, G. Garcia-Tsao, L. Pagliaro Natural history and prognostic indicators of survival in cirrhosis: a systematic review of 118 studies. J Hepatol, 44 (2006), pp. 217-231