The decline in cirrhosis mortality in recent years in light of increases in cirrhosis morbidity, as reflected in hospital discharge data, is examined.
Although there does not appear to be a single explanation for the decline in mortality, it is suggested that increased identification and treatment, as measured by substantial increases in the rates of hospitalization involving cirrhosis, may be a contributing factor.
If, as suggested by hospitalization data that indicate a decreasing proportion of patients with cirrhosis die during their hospital stay, a major portion of the increase in cirrhosis admissions was for patients with less severe cases, these patients would be more responsive to treatment and would have a relatively better prognosis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cirrhose, Mortalité, Hospitalisation, Epidémiologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cirrhosis, Mortality, Hospitalization, Epidemiology, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease, Human, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0418068
Code Inist : 002B13C03. Création : 199406.