Current practice patterns of primary care physicians in the management of patients with hepatitis C.

@article{Shehab1999CurrentPP,
  title={Current practice patterns of primary care physicians in the management of patients with hepatitis C.},
  author={Thomas M. Shehab and Seems S Sonnad and Marion Jeffries and Nt Gunaratnum and A S Lok},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          794-800
        }
}
Approximately 4 million Americans are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Most patients with hepatitis C have no symptoms until cirrhosis is established. Thus, initial diagnosis and management of hepatitis C rely on primary care physicians identifying and screening high-risk individuals. We administered a survey to 1,233 primary care physicians in a health maintenance organization (HMO) in April 1997 to assess their knowledge of the risk factors for HCV infection and approach to the… CONTINUE READING
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