MELD score, or Model for End-stage Liver Disease was at first used to assess the prognosis of surgery patients who had undergone transyugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedure. The score was found to be useful in assessing prognosis of the liver disease and is now used to prioritize allocation of liver transplants.
Child score is a useful tool to determine the prognosis of a patient with liver cirrhosis. It is also known as Child-Turcotte-Pugh score since it was first developed by Dr. C.G. Child and Dr. J.G. Turcotte in 1964 and some years later modified by Pugh et al.
BEA score or Baseline Event-anticipation score is an easy to apply clinical score that predicts the development of liver-related complications (decompensation, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver transplantation and/or death) in chronic hepatitis delta patients (Development and evaluation of a baseline-event-anticipation score for hepatitis delta. Calle Serrano B, Großhennig A, Homs M, Heidrich B, Erhardt A, Deterding K, Jaroszewicz J, Bremer B, Koch A, Cornberg M, Manns MP, Buti M, Wedemeyer H. J Viral Hepat. 2014 Mar 27. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12251. [Epub ahead of print])