A cross-sectional multicentric study was carried out over a six-month period as part of the "Progetto Nazionale Cirrosi Epatica", in order to update information about: a) the prevalence of different aetiologic factors and various nosological varieties of cirrhosis in Italy, as well as its presenting modalities; b) the currently used approach either to the diagnosis or the treatment of complications of cirrhosis; c) the impact of liver cirrhosis on medical care in terms of number of hospitalizations and length of hospital stay, instrumental procedures and management, and d) the size of patient's population referred to the participating centers, in order to help design further studies. From February 1st through July 31st 1987, 1,386 forms relative to 1,101 patients were collected. In 320 patients the diagnosis of cirrhosis was first made during the investigation.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
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