Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease Mortality Increased From 2017 to 2020 and Accelerated During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Alcohol consumption has risen substantially in the United States in the past 2 decades.1,2 Alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) represents a greater inpatient financial burden than all other etiologies of cirrhosis combined3 and is now the leading indication for liver transplantation.4 A recent study reported that ALD mortality increased between 2006 and 2017.5 Since 2017, alcohol consumption has continued to rise, and more significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic.2 The aim of this research letter is to provide the most updated trends in ALD-related mortality in the United States and to quantify the rate of change of ALD-related mortality over time.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Deutsch-Link, S; Jiang, Y; Peery, AF; Barritt, AS; Bataller, R; Moon, AM

Published Date

  • September 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 2142 - 2144.e2

PubMed ID

  • 35314353

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8933289

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1542-7714

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1542-3565

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cgh.2022.03.017


  • eng