Chronic Hepatitis C virus infection in Swiss primary care practices: low case loads-high barriers to treatment?

@article{Overbeck2011ChronicHC,
  title={Chronic Hepatitis C virus infection in Swiss primary care practices: low case loads-high barriers to treatment?},
  author={Kathrin Overbeck and Philip Bruggmann and Beat Helbling},
  journal={The European journal of general practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={103-8}
}
BACKGROUND The primary care physician (PCP) diagnoses chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in most patients. He serves as gatekeeper and plays a key role in counselling and treatment guidance. OBJECTIVES To calculate the approximate HCV caseload per practice and characterize PCPs management of the disease; in particular, to determine antiviral treatment rates and reasons for PCPs for withholding treatment. The ultimate objective was to identify potentially modifiable barriers to… CONTINUE READING

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