Basic Summary for Liver conditions


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Main name of condition: Liver conditions
Other names or spellings: Liver diseases, Liver disease, Liver disorder, Liver disorders, Liver syndromes


What is Liver conditions?
  Brief description of Liver conditions: Various conditions of the liver.
  Parent types of Liver conditions: All Disease Categories
  Organs Affected by Liver conditions: liver
  Types of Liver conditions: Liver cancer, Primary biliary cirrhosis, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Chronic liver disease, Cirrhosis of the liver, Hepatitis, Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Chronic Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Chronic Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D, Hepatitis E, Hepatitis X, Liver failure, Jaundice, Neonatal Jaundice, Hepatoma, Liver cancer, Liver abscess, Alcoholic liver disease, Hemochromatosis, Wilson's Disease, Portal hypertension, Primary sclerosing cholangitis, Sarcoidosis, Tapeworms, Alveolar Hydatid Disease, Fascioliasis, Schistosomiasis, Gaucher Disease, Zellweger Syndrome, Alcoholism
How many people get Liver conditions?
  Prevalance of Liver conditions: 400,000 people in the USA 1976-80 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
  Prevalance Rate of Liver conditions: approx 1 in 679 or 0.15% or 400,000 people in USA [about data]
How serious is Liver conditions?
  Average life years lost for Liver conditions: 23.3 for chronic liver disease/cirrhosis in North Carolina1.
  Deaths for Liver conditions: 26,050 deaths in the USA 1987 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
What causes Liver conditions?
  Causes of Liver conditions: see causes of Liver conditions
  Risk factors for Liver conditions: see risk factors for Liver conditions
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Liver conditions: see treatments for Liver conditions
Society issues for Liver conditions

Cost statistics for Liver conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Liver conditions:

  • Estimated $267,702,000 spent in public hospitals on hepatobiliary system including pancreas in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated $123,739 spent in public hospitals on the hepatobiliary system including pancreas in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

  Hospitalizations for Liver conditions: 300,000 people in the USA 1987 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
  Hospitalization statistics for Liver conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Liver conditions:
  • 0.26% (32,971) of hospital episodes were for liver diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultations for liver diseases required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital episodes for liver diseases were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital episodes for liver diseases were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital admissions for liver diseases required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for liver diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for liver diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for liver diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospitalisations for liver diseases occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8% of hospitalisations for liver diseases occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospitalisations for liver diseases were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.46% (241,438) of hospital bed days were for liver diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia:
    • 1.56% (61,725) of hospital episodes were for diseases of liver, gallbladder and pancreas in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 16% of hospitalisations for diseases of liver, gallbladder and pancreas were single day episodes in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 88% of hospitalisations in public hospitals for diseases of liver, gallbladder and pancreas were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 12% of hospitalisations in public hospitals for diseases of liver, gallbladder and pancreas were by private patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations for diseases of liver, gallbladder and pancreas at public hospitals occurred in 31.6 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 4.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for diseases of liver, gallbladder and pancreas in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 5 days was the mean length of stay in public hospitals for diseases of liver, gallbladder and pancreas in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 1.17% (28,374) of private hospital episodes were for diseases of liver, gallbladder and pancreas in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 7% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for diseases of liver, gallbladder and pancreas were single day episodes in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 5.7% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for diseases of liver, gallbladder and pancreas were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 94% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for diseases of liver, gallbladder and pancreas were by private patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations in private hospitals for diseases of liver, gallbladder and pancreas occurred in 14.5 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 3.4 days was the mean length of stay in private hospitals for diseases of liver, gallbladder and pancreas in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 3.6 days was the mean length of stay in private hospitals for diseases of liver, gallbladder and pancreas in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)

  Physician office visits for Liver conditions: 1 million people in the USA 1985 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
  Disability from Liver conditions: 112,000 people in the USA 1983-87 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Footnotes:
1. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2

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