Kathryn J Snow

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BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is common among prisoners, particularly those with a history of injecting drug use (IDU). Incarcerated people who inject drugs frequently report high-risk injecting practices both in prison and in the community. In spite of rising morbidity and mortality, utilisation of HCV-related services in Australia has been(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine what percentage of Victorians with a history of notified hepatitis C exposure received appropriate follow-up diagnostic services between 2001 and 2012. METHODS Individual notification data and aggregate Medicare and supplementary testing data were entered into a compartmental transition model, which was used to estimate the(More)
Hepatitis C is a major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality. Prisoners are a key population for hepatitis C control programs, and with the advent of highly effective therapies, prisons are increasingly important sites for hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment. Accurate estimates of hepatitis C prevalence among prisoners are needed in order to plan and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this article was to describe a quality improvement process on a diverse adult intensive care unit (ICU) population for a large healthcare organization for early detection of delirium. BACKGROUND Delirium is often considered a common unpreventable problem in the ICU. A process for early detection of delirium allows the critical care(More)
SETTING Western Cape Province, South Africa. OBJECTIVES To characterise tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology, disease presentation and treatment outcomes among adolescents (age 10-19 years) and young adults (age 20-24 years) in the Western Cape. DESIGN A retrospective, cross-sectional review of routine patient-level data from the Electronic TB Register(More)
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