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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (2016) Cirrhosis in over 16s: assessment and management. London: NICE.

External website: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng50

This guideline covers assessing and managing suspected or confirmed cirrhosis in people who are 16 years or older. It aims to improve how cirrhosis is identified and diagnosed. It recommends tools to assess the severity of cirrhosis and gives advice on monitoring people with cirrhosis to detect and manage complications early, and referral criteria for tertiary care.



The guideline includes recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals caring for people with cirrhosis
  • Commissioners and providers of healthcare services
  • People with cirrhosis, their families and carers

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