Hospitalisation of hepatitis C diagnosed persons in Scotland for decompensated cirrhosis: a population-based record-linkage study

S.A. McDonald, S.J. Hutchinson, S.M. Bird, P.R. Mills, C. Robertson, John Dillon, T. Williams, D.J. Goldberg, Chief Scientist Office (Funder), Medical Research Council (Funder)

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Abstract

Although chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) may lead to the development of cirrhosis and its complications, little data are available on progression to the decompensated stage in a hetereogeneous population. Our aims were to characterize the burden of HCV-related decompensated cirrhosis on the national health care system in Scotland in terms of hospital admissions and length of stay, and to estimate the associations between epidemiological variables and time to the first hospital admission/death with mention of decompensated cirrhosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-57
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • HCV
  • Scotland
  • cirrhosis

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