Economic burden of hepatitis C in Egypt: the future impact of highly effective therapies

@inproceedings{Estes2015EconomicBO,
  title={Economic burden of hepatitis C in Egypt: the future impact of highly effective therapies},
  author={Chris Estes and M. Abdel‐Kareem and W. Abdel‐Razek and E. Abdel‐Sameea and Mostafa I. Abuzeid and Ahmed Gomaa and Warfa Osman and Hessom Razavi and Hassan E Zaghla and Imam Waked},
  booktitle={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Egypt is the highest in the world, yet the total economic burden has not been quantified. Improved understanding of costs and the impact of treatment strategies will provide for better allocation of resources to reduce HCV disease and economic burden. AIM A modelling approach was used to quantify the current HCV-infected population, future disease progression and associated costs in Egypt. METHODS Direct healthcare costs were… CONTINUE READING
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