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Linkage into specialist hepatitis C treatment services of injecting drug users attending a needle syringe program-based primary healthcare centre

Islam, Md Mofizul; Topp, Libby; Conigrave, Katherine; White, Ann; Reid, Sharon E.; Grummett, Sara; Haber, Paul; Day, Carolyn

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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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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80567
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2012.07.007

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