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The purpose of our study was to demonstrate how various quality improvement initiatives activated in selected Jefferson Northeast family medicine teaching offices have enabled effective HCV screening. Given the cost effectiveness of screening and early treatment versus treatment of the disease in the later stages of progression,8 we hope to encourage other primary care offices to implement quality initiatives to encourage appropriate HCV screening. This is especially important for the baby boomer generation, as well as for high risk individuals with a history for and/or current IV drug abuse or other high risk behaviors.
HCV, Hepatitis C, screening, high risk populations, quality improvement
Family Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences
Shah, DO, Aekata and Seymour, DO, Jennifer, "Effective Hepatitis C Screening In High Risk Populations" (2018). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019). Poster 74.