Key clinical point: Women hospitalized with cirrhosis are less likely to die in the hospital than are men.
Major finding: Multivariable analysis showed that women were less likely to die in hospital than are men (odds ratio, 0.86; P less than .001).
Study details: A retrospective analysis of 553,017 patients with cirrhosis from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS).
Disclosures: The study was funded by a National Institute on Aging Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging and a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases National Research Service Award hepatology training grant. The investigators declared no conflicts of interest.
Rubin et al. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2019 Feb 22..