6 September 2017
Acute admission data for patients with liver disease from all nine trusts across Wessex has shown that estimated savings of at least £12.9m can be achieved each year, with improved management of patients with Alcohol Related Liver Disease (ALRD).
The data analysed contains information on all liver disease admissions between January 2011 and December 2015, this comprises of 26,900 admission episodes with over 350 data fields for each admission.
Key findings from this report show:
*Figures based on Trust recorded data only, hence probability of death may be under-reported here **Range determined by ARLD diagnosis either 1 or 2 years earlier.
There is also a specific report for each trust detailing the analysis of local data. Further evaluation of this data will be carried out and published later this year.
In addition to this report, Wessex AHSN’s Reducing Harm from Alcohol Programme has also supported completion of an audit across Wessex looking at the identification and treatment of harmful drinkers by acute trusts – final submissions of data is expected by September with results of the analysis planned to be released early 2018. Novel approaches for achieving the new CQUIN for the completion of AUDIT C (identification of harmful drinkers), and the subsequent treatment of those at risk, are also being piloted.
As this programme draws to its conclusion in March 2018, plans are being developed to ensure that work to identify and treat patients with ARLD earlier across Wessex is continued.
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