A model to examine the validity of the 6-month abstinence criterion for liver transplantation.

@article{Yates1998AMT,
  title={A model to examine the validity of the 6-month abstinence criterion for liver transplantation.},
  author={William Robert Yates and Mary T Martin and Douglas Labrecque and Donald J. Hillebrand and Michael Voigt and D Pfab},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={1998},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={513-7}
}
Six months of abstinence from alcohol is a commonly used criterion for liver transplantation eligibility for patients with alcoholic cirrhosis. There is limited evidence to document the validity of this criterion with regard to risk of alcoholism relapse. Ninety-one patients with alcoholic cirrhosis were interviewed for relapse risk using the High Risk Alcoholism Relapse (HRAR) Scale. The HRAR model can be used to predict relapse risk independent of duration of sobriety and therefore can be… CONTINUE READING