Decompensated cirrhosis (irreversible liver damage) is the third biggest cause of death in those of working age and average life expectancy is 1 – 3 years.
DLD patients tend to be resource-intensive, with multiple admissions. Despite this, DLD is condition that receives relatively little attention.
The AQ measures include IV Pabrinex, prompt referral to specialist care and Child-Pugh assessment.
DLD-01 Risk of alcohol withdrawal assessment within 8 hours
DLD-02 IV Pabrinex within 8 hours
DLD-03 Ascitic tap within 24 hours of hospital arrival
DLD-04 Infected ascites treated within 12 hours
DLD-05 Referral to alcohol care team within 24 hours
DLD-06 Suspected variceal bleed treated within 24 hours
DLD-07 Specialist review or ward admission within 24 hours
DLD-08 Child-Pugh documented within 24 hours