Undiscovered burden of liver disease

East MidlandsMetabolic and Endocrine
Published Date: 1 Mar 2013

 

Undiscovered burden of liver disease

Who this applies to:

General Practitioners and their patients.

Findings and implications...

• The incidence of liver disease is rising.

• Current methods for detecting significant liver disease are inadequate.

• A new pathway using non-invasive tests (biomarkers) is feasible to classify risk of liver disease in primary care.

• The findings of our study are promising, but further work is needed to test and assess the new pathway in other locations.