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Liver disease mortality varies widely across England

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4296 (Published 14 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4296
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Rates of death from liver disease vary widely across England, with people in the area with the highest mortality nearly eight times as likely to die prematurely than those in the area with the lowest.

Data from Public Health England looking at variation in health outcomes across the country show that premature mortality associated with liver disease—deaths before the age of 75—ranged from 3.9 cases per 100 000 head of the population in the South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group area to 30.1 per …

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