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Psychiatrists can treat hepatitis C.

Roder C, Nguyen P, Harvey C, Wardrop M, Finlay J, Ogunleye L, Hill H, Athan E, Wade AJ
Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health University Hospital Geelong, Ryrie and Bellarine St, Geelong, VIC, Australia, 3220.

Abstract

We read the article by Harney and colleagues with interest(1) . Harney presents a model of nurse-led hepatitis C treatment, within a co-located mental health and drug and alcohol service, at which nurse or general practitioners (GP) prescribe direct acting antivirals (DAAs). The study found that integration of hepatitis C care into a service supporting people with severe mental illness achieved high rates of treatment uptake, and cure(1) .

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  • Journal: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
  • Published: 28/09/2021
  • Volume: 28
  • Issue: 12
  • Pagination: 1763-1764

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