Improving cirrhosis outcomes requires increasing care coordination

Increasing care concentration for patients with cirrhosis, which was found to be less than optimal, increased mortality and health care use, according to data published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Liver Disease.“Optimal management of cirrhosis is a multidisciplinary effort that demands vigilance,” Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg, MD, MS, from the University of Michigan, and colleagues wrote. “We show that increasing concentration of care among providers is associated with an increase in mortality and hospitalization.”The study comprised 26,006 patients with cirrhosis onRead More

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