Nurses want better guidance on preventing liver disease
Practice nurses felt they had insufficient guidance in clinics to help patients make changes needed to prevent liver damage
General practice nurses would value better guidance on behavioural changes needed to prevent a major liver event, the LOCATE (local care and treatment of liver disease trial) suggests.
Liver disease is the fifth most common cause of death in the UK, most frequently caused by alcohol and obesity. This progressive disease is difficult to detect until the liver failure stage is reached.
LOCATE tested whether...
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