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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): assessment and management [NG49]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.2.1

Offer testing for advanced liver fibrosis to people with NAFLD.

What was measured: Proportion of units offering aspartate transaminase (AST)/alanine transaminase (ALT) ratio testing for the assessment of liver fibrosis.
Data collection end: May 2016
53%
Number that met the criteria: 62 / 84
Area covered: UK
Source: Sheridan David A; Aithal Guru; Alazawi William; Allison Michael; (2017), Care standards for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the United Kingdom 2016: a cross-sectional survey,Volume 8 ,Issue 4, Frontline gastroenterology

What was measured: Proportion of units offering Fibroscan for the assessment of liver fibrosis.
Data collection end: May 2016
50%
Number that met the criteria: 58 / 84
Area covered: UK
Source: Sheridan David A; Aithal Guru; Alazawi William; Allison Michael; (2017), Care standards for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the United Kingdom 2016: a cross-sectional survey,Volume 8 ,Issue 4, Frontline gastroenterology

What was measured: Proportion of units performing fibrosis scores for the assessment of liver fibrosis.
Data collection end: May 2016
41%
Number that met the criteria: 48 / 84
Area covered: UK
Source: Sheridan David A; Aithal Guru; Alazawi William; Allison Michael; (2017), Care standards for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the United Kingdom 2016: a cross-sectional survey,Volume 8 ,Issue 4, Frontline gastroenterology


Recommendation: 1.2.12

Offer advice on physical activity and diet to people with NAFLD who are overweight or obese in line with NICE's obesity and preventing excess weight gain guidelines.

What was measured: Proportion of clinicians who give patients with NAFLD general advice on diet.
Data collection end: May 2016
93%
Area covered: UK
Source: Sheridan David A; Aithal Guru; Alazawi William; Allison Michael; (2017), Care standards for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the United Kingdom 2016: a cross-sectional survey,Volume 8 ,Issue 4, Frontline gastroenterology

What was measured: Proportion of clinicians who give patients with NAFLD general advice on exercise.
Data collection end: May 2016
94%
Area covered: UK
Source: Sheridan David A; Aithal Guru; Alazawi William; Allison Michael; (2017), Care standards for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the United Kingdom 2016: a cross-sectional survey,Volume 8 ,Issue 4, Frontline gastroenterology


Recommendation: 1.2.16

Explain to people with NAFLD who drink alcohol the importance of staying within the national recommended limits for alcohol consumption.

What was measured: Proportion of clinicians who advise patients to consume less than 14 units of alcohol per week.
Data collection end: May 2016
70.6%
Area covered: UK
Source: Sheridan David A; Aithal Guru; Alazawi William; Allison Michael; (2017), Care standards for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the United Kingdom 2016: a cross-sectional survey,Volume 8 ,Issue 4, Frontline gastroenterology



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