Deaths from liver disease: Implications for end of life care in England

This report presents the latest data on place of death for those with liver disease and shows how this varies with sex, age, region, socioeconomic deprivation and place. It is aimed at commissioners and providers of end of life care, clinicians caring for patients with liver disease, and others concerned with providing quality end of life care for this patient group, including patients themselves and their carers.

Some key findings:

  • Liver disease causes approximately 2% of all deaths
  • The number of people who die from liver disease in England is rising (from 9,231 in 2001 to 11,575 in 2009)
  • More men than women die from liver disease (60% are men, 40% women)
  • Alcoholic liver disease accounts for well over a third (37%) of liver disease deaths.

The report can be downloaded from the End of Life Care Intelligence Network website