Priority 16 from the Alcohol-related Liver Disease PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What effect does combining treatment of the liver disease with psychiatric support have on prognosis/mortality? (JLA PSP Priority 16)
Overall ranking 16
JLA question ID 0044/16
Explanatory note (including examples of original survey submissions) In alcohol-related liver disease, there are commonly two conditions - firstly the pattern of heavy alcohol consumption, and, secondly, the resulting liver disease. Care of these two factors in a joined up, coherent, fashion would therefore seem logically to be beneficial. Understanding whether this is the case and how this can be delivered most effectively for the patient is therefore an important area of current uncertainty. "Where diagnosis is made, should patients be automatically referred to mental health services or a parallel service offering psychiatric support/counselling/treatment?"

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Health Research Classification System category Oral and Gastrointestinnal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Submitted by 2 carers
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0044
PSP name Alcohol-related Liver Disease
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 45 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 16 September 2016