Patients with cirrhosis can present with complex, often conflicting medical needs (eg, diuretics for ascites with renal insufficiency or hyponatremia; anxiety treated with sedatives that may precipitate encephalopathy).3
Continuous coordination of care is needed in the areas of medication reconciliation and patient/ family education interventions are needed to maintain vigilance.3
Open discussions with patients about medication and liver disease may help improve adherence.4
Collaboration with the patient’s family, the general practitioner, and caregivers helps everyone involved understand the management plan for the patient, including new medications, comorbidities, and follow-up visits.
LIVERHEALTHNOW has resources to support you as you coordinate care for your patients with chronic liver disease with tools for providers and companion patient and caregiver tools to educate patients.
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