1. Self-reported adherence with published guidelines for HCC screening is poor among primary providers for HIV/HCV coinfected patients, including HIV specialists and University-based providers.
2. Unnecessary imaging is also frequently ordered on non-cirrhotics, particularly by University-based providers.
3. Improved adherence to guidelines is needed among primary providers as over 50% of HCC's may be missed, and many patients many not be referred for subspecialty GI or Liver care, where screening practices may differ.
Recommended CitationFenkel, MD, Jonathan M. and Navarro, MD, Victor J., "Assessment of Adherence to Guidelines for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening in HIV/HCV coinfected patients" (2011). Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Faculty Papers. Paper 6.