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Author Topic: Opt-Out Hep C Screening in ERs Can Help ID Under-the-Radar Cases  (Read 3871 times)

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An opt-out hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening program at a Boston emergency department proved an effective means of identifying cases of the virus among people whose demographics would not normally have led clinicians to test them.

Publishing their findings in Academic Emergency Medicine, researchers at Boston Medical Center stepped up their HCV testing starting November 2016 and also provided linkage to care for the virus to those who tested positive. To receive testing, patients had to be 13 years old or older and receiving blood testing for other purposes and give authorization for hep C testing.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/optout-hep-c-screening-ers-can-help-undertheradar-cases

 


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