Alcohol-related Liver Disease: Guidance for Good Practice
The aim of this Guidance is to optimise the multi-disciplinary care provided nationally to facilitate improved survival and optimum health in those affected by alcohol-related liver disease. We present high-level actions for implementation across Scotland, prioritising alcohol-related liver disease for intervention by alcohol services and ensuring high-quality acute medical care for patients with alcohol-related liver disease. To complement and underpin these, we present a series of recommendations for an inclusive care pathway for all phases of alcohol-related liver disease.
Specialist alcohol services should prioritise patients with evidence of alcohol-related liver damage for intervention. Services should actively, repeatedly and assertively engage with clients with alcohol-related liver damage.
Patients admitted to hospital with alcohol-related liver failure should be managed immediately, in accordance with national guidelines, be reviewed by a physician with expertise in liver disease and be engaged with an alcohol treatment service prior to discharge.
Health boards and Integrated Joint Boards should facilitate the organisation of services to allow the operation of the care pathway recommendations.
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|Created Date:||24th Oct 2017|
|Last Updated:||15th Jun 2020|