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Patients report poor understanding of liver disease, palliative care options

Results of an international systematic review showed that patients and their families had a poor understanding about advanced liver disease, felt they needed more information about treatments and how to get practical and psychological support, and were unaware of the potential for palliative care.
Additionally, the review showed that general practitioners and hepatology specialists often found it difficult to discuss the seriousness of advanced liver disease and the options for future care with their patients.
“Initiating early supportive and palliative care can improve symptom control in

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