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Living in the shadow of hepatic encephalopathy
First ever UK survey of patient experiences with hepatic encephalopathy commissioned* by the British Liver Trust and Liver4Life, shows that out of 33 anonymous respondents;
Over half of respondents had been hospitalised, or seen their loved one hospitalised in the previous 12 months as a result of a hepatic encephalopathy episode
One in three had been hospitalised multiple times, and some even more than six times in one year
The average length of stay in hospital for most patients (70%) was up to 10 days. For some (12%), a typical hospital stay was equivalent to a month or more1
*Survey supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Norgine.
1Norgine data on file: Results of the 2014 survey of patients and carers with hepatic encephalopathy