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Liver Diseases: Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 45049, tabled on 8 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of outcomes in liver disease care in England compared to (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) other comparable countries.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

18 October 2021

Public Health England (PHE) has not made a direct comparison of outcomes in liver disease care in England, Scotland and Wales.

In 2017, PHE published the Second Atlas of Variation in risk factors and healthcare for liver disease in England. This included comparisons of liver disease outcomes across the European Union, in particular France and Sweden as comparable countries to the United Kingdom. The Second Atlas of Variation in risk factors and healthcare for liver disease in England is available at the following link:

https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/atlas-of-variation

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