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Study examines palliative care trends in patients with end-stage liver disease

20:00 EDT 28 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

A new study has uncovered low rates of referral for palliative care in US patients with end-stage liver disease, although rates have been slowly increasing over time. The Hepatology study also found that certain socioeconomic and ethnic barriers may hinder access to palliative care services.

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