New report warns more people are dying from liver disease than ever before
The number of people dying from liver disease in England is rising, according to the first ever national report on the statistics published today by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network.
Deaths from liver disease: Implications for end of life care in England describes how there has been a 25% increase in liver disease deaths between 2001 (9,231 people) and 2009 (11,575 people). This is in contrast to other major causes of deaths, which have been declining.
The report can be downloaded from the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network website