Increasing US emergency department visits associated with hepatitis C virus
from Infectious Disease Advisor
HCV infection affects approximately 2.4 million persons in the United States, and the ED is an important setting for HCV care. In order to develop effective guidelines and programs for ED-based HCV care, researchers assessed trends in numbers, rates, and costs of HCV-associated ED visits overall and in subgroups defined by demographic characteristics, liver disease severity, and patients dispositions (i.e., discharge destination of patients after ED care) in the United States.
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