Table 2

Charlson Index (Charlson et al 1987)35

1236
Myocardial infarctionHemiplegiaModerate or severe liver disease (eg, cirrhosis with ascites)Metastatic solid tumour
Congestive heart failureModerate or severe renal diseaseAcquired immune deficiency syndrome
Peripheral vascular diseaseDiabetes with end organ damage
Cerebrovascular diseaseAny malignancy
Dementia
Chronic pulmonary disease
Connective tissue disease
Ulcer disease
Mild liver disease
Diabetes