Liver transplantation is now an integral part of the management of acute liver failure. The challenge for clinicians is to select the appropriate candidates with a combination of need and high likelihood of benefiting from the transplant. This is achieved through a combination of prognostic modelling and ongoing clinical evaluation. Although the outcomes after liver transplantation are good the survival rates do not quite match those achieved after elective transplantation.
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