Liver Foundation, West Bengal (LFWB) and Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF) has undertaken a research project:

HCV - The Indian Face

Specific Objectives:

  • To determine what fraction of hospital attendances is due to liver disease - inpatients and Outpatients. Analytical studies of etiological factors will also be undertaken.

  • The pattern and frequencies of hospitalization due to liver diseases and HCV and its outcome - morbidity pattern.

  • The health care resources utilization patterns in liver diseases in India.

  • The economic burden of liver diseases and HCV infections - individual as well as state.

  • Mortality frequencies and causes.