Liver disease for Charlson index (secondary care)
Name liver_charlson_hes
Chapter Digestive system diseases/Liver disease
Acording to Charlson, mild liver disease includes patients with cirrhosis but no portal hypertension or variceal bleeding. We also exclude codes for 'sequelae' of liver disease or chronic autommune or viral hepatitis (unless they mention cirrhosis).

'Severe liver disease' includes codes for cirrhosis and portal hypertension, oesophageal varices or
liver failure. We assume that it does not include acute hepatic failure. The ICD-10 list of Sundararajan et al. includes only K729, K766, K767, K721, i.e. hepatic failure (unspecified) portal hypertension, varices and hepatorenal syndrome. Hepatic encephalopathy is included in hepatic failure in ICD-10 and does not have a specific code.
Data Type Categorical
Data sources HES
Repeated Yes
Valid event date range 01/01/1996 - 31/08/2010
Agreed 19 Dec 2012 (Revision 1)
Category Definition
3 Mild liver disease
4 Severe liver disease
Category assigned according to codelist.
Codelist version1
Codelist authorsAnoop Shah
Creation date19 Dec 2012
Warning! Unless explicitly noted otherwise, three-digit ICD10/OPCS4 codes also include all codes below them.
Category (code) ICD10 code ICD10 term
Mild liver disease (3) K702 Alcoholic fibrosis and sclerosis of liver
Mild liver disease (3) K703 Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver
Mild liver disease (3) K717 Toxic liver disease with fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver
Mild liver disease (3) K73 Chronic hepatitis, not elsewhere classified
Mild liver disease (3) K740 Hepatic fibrosis
Mild liver disease (3) K742 Hepatic fibrosis with hepatic sclerosis
Mild liver disease (3) K743 Primary biliary cirrhosis
Mild liver disease (3) K744 Secondary biliary cirrhosis
Mild liver disease (3) K745 Biliary cirrhosis, unspecified
Mild liver disease (3) K746 Other and unspecified cirrhosis of liver
Severe liver disease (4) I85 Oesophageal varices
Severe liver disease (4) K721 Chronic hepatic failure
Severe liver disease (4) K729 Hepatic failure, unspecified
Severe liver disease (4) K766 Portal hypertension
Severe liver disease (4) K767 Hepatorenal syndrome
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