Fewer deaths from alcohol-related disease in areas with higher-density gastroenterologists

Higher state-level geographic density of gastroenterologists was linked with decreased mortality from alcohol-associated liver disease in adults aged 25 years or older, according to new data in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.“We found significant disparities in where gastroenterologists are concentrated — the highest concentration being in Mid-Atlantic states and lowest in Mountain states,” study investigator Brian P. Lee, MD, MAS, told Healio. “Higher concentration of gastroenterologists correlated with lower deaths from alcohol-associated liver disease.Read More

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