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Author Topic: Case Study: This Program Gets People With Hep C into Better Care  (Read 6086 times)

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Case Study: This Program Gets People With Hep C into Better Care
« on: February 18, 2015, 02:04:58 pm »
A new program to screen medically underserved people in Philadelphia for hepatitis C virus and get those who tested positive into specialty medical care has proved incredibly successful.

Instead of just telling people about their hep C status, the study helped patients navigate the health care system, provided them help with enrolling in insurance and helped them get a referral from their primary care physician to an infectious disease specialist for treatment.

Researchers noted that the biggest obstacle to getting these HCV+ patients into specialty care was obtaining referrals for such physicians.

Read more: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/engagement_care_2501_26828.shtml

 


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