Linkage into specialist hepatitis C treatment services of injecting drug users attending a needle syringe program-based primary healthcare centre
Injecting drug users (IDUs), the key risk population for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, constitute just a small proportion of HCV treatment clients. This study describes an HCV treatment assessment model developed by an inner-city IDU-targeted primary healthcare (PHC) facility and, using a retrospective clinical audit, documents predictors of successful referrals to a tertiary liver clinic. Between July 2006-December 2010, 479 clients attended the PHC, of whom 353 (74%) were screened for...[Show more]
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