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Liver failure

Current definition

March 2020

Liver failure - irreversible

A definite diagnosis, by a consultant physician, of irreversible end stage liver failure due to cirrhosis resulting in all of the following:

  • permanent jaundice;
  • ascites; and
  • encephalopathy.
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We've removed the drug and alcohol exclusion.

 

Previous definitions

November 2015

Liver failure - irreversible

A definite diagnosis, by a consultant physician, of irreversible end stage liver failure due to cirrhosis resulting in all of the following:

  • permanent jaundice;
  • ascites; and
  • encephalopathy.

For the above definition, the following is not covered:

  • liver failure secondary to alcohol or drug abuse.