Management of Alcoholic Liver Disease, EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is the most prevalent cause of advanced liver disease in Europe.

However, there has been limited research investment into ALD despite its significant burden on the health of Europeans. This disparity is reflected by the ETOh score – the ratio of the estimated population mortality rate to the number of trials focused on a particular disease. The ETOh score for ALD is 358, compared with 1.4 for hepatitis B, 4.9 for hepatitis C, and 15.2 for primary biliary cirrhosis.

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