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In 2018, about 4.5 million people in the US had
Chronic Liver Disease1
Chronic Liver Disease
can lead to Cirrhosis2
Up to 80% of patients with Cirrhosis
will eventually develop some form of
Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)*3

*Ranging from minimal to overt.

In 2018, 37% of hospitalized patients with
overt hepatic encephalopathy (OHE) were readmitted within 30 days*4

*HE cases are identified by ICD-10 codes K70.41 (alcoholic hepatic failure with coma), K71.11 (toxic liver disease with hepatic necrosis, with coma), K72.01 (acute and subacute hepatic failure with coma), K72.11 (chronic hepatic failure with coma), K72.90 (hepatic failure, unspecified without coma), and K72.91 (hepatic failure, unspecified with coma). Unless otherwise specified, hospital case data include primary and secondary diagnoses. Hospital case data for 2018 were collected from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018.

Patients who have been hospitalized with OHE have
a 42% probability of survival at 1 year*5

*This is from a retrospective chart review of medical records from 1990-1993.

Here’s how
you can Impact Care for patients with
Chronic Liver Disease
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Accessed June 21, 2021.
  2. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Liver disease. Accessed June 21, 2021.
  3. Vilstrup H, Amodio P, Bajaj J, et al. Hepatic encephalopathy in chronic liver disease: 2014 Practice Guideline by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the European Association for the Study of the Liver. Hepatology. 2014;60(2):715-735.
  4. Data on file. Bridgewater, NJ: Salix Pharmaceuticals.
  5. Bustamante J, Rimola A, Ventura P-J, et al. Prognostic significance of hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis. J Hepatol. 1999;30(5):890-895.

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LIVERHEALTHNOW|Ambulatory Care health tools and resources can help you identify patients, define an HE episode, and coordinate care for your patients with chronic liver disease and HE.

Discover the latest information in chronic liver disease care in the Liver Health Annual Trends Report.