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In support of community-based hepatitis C treatment with triage of people at risk of cirrhosis to specialist care.

Wade AJ, Doyle JS, Draper B, Howell J, Iser D, Roberts SK, Kemp W, Thompson AJ, Hellard ME
Disease Elimination Program, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

Abstract

We read the article by Phillips and colleagues with interest (1). Phillips presents a qualitative evaluation of hepatitis C care provided by a hepatitis nurse in a community drug and alcohol treatment centre. The study found that providing hepatitis C care in the community facilitated engagement in numerous ways, including by mitigating previous negative hospital-based experiences. Most people with hepatitis C have a history of injecting drug use, and many report negative healthcare associated experiences (2).

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