The profile of liver disease admissions and associated deaths in a district general hospital was studied to determine whether patients with end stage liver disease are appropriately referred for consideration of liver transplantation.
Admission details were provided by the Office of population Censuses and Surveys (OPCS) and their accuracy was assessed by case note analysis.
According to OPCS, 77 patients with liver disease were admitted on 113 occasions between 1 January 1987 and 31 December 1989.
The case notes of 74 (96%) were retrieved and examined.
Only 64 (86%) had primary liver disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement, Chirurgie, Transplantation, Foie, Homme, Foie pathologie, Indication, Admission hopital, Mortalité, Etiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Treatment, Surgery, Transplantation, Liver, Human, Hepatic disease, Indication, Hospital admission, Mortality, Etiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0011958
Code Inist : 002B25G. Création : 199406.