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Living in the shadow of hepatic encephalopathy

 

First ever UK survey of patient experiences with hepatic encephalopathy commissioned* by the British Liver Trust and Liver4Life, shows that out of 33 anonymous respondents;

  • Over half of respondents had been hospitalised, or seen their loved one hospitalised in the previous 12 months as a result of a hepatic encephalopathy episode
  • One in three had been hospitalised multiple times, and some even more than six times in one year
  • The average length of stay in hospital for most patients (70%) was up to 10 days. For some (12%), a typical hospital stay was equivalent to a month or more1

*Survey supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Norgine.

1Norgine data on file: Results of the 2014 survey of patients and carers with hepatic encephalopathy

GL/XIF/0215/0101b