HFI Connect - Hepatitis

Mortality rate drops more than 40% among patients hospitalized with cirrhosis

The mortality rate of patients hospitalized for cirrhosis has decreased more than 40% between 2002 and 2010, despite an increase in hospital admissions, according to newly published data....Overall, inpatient mortality rates for patients with cirrhosis decreased from 9.1% in 2002 to 5.4% in 2010. There was also a decrease in mortality rates in patients without cirrhosis and patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), but to a lesser degree, according to the research. The CHF patients had a similar percentage decrease in mortality as the patients with cirrhosis compared with the patients without cirrhosis (44% and 41% vs. 19%), respectively. Read more here: bit.ly/1KzW6nq