Health care costs associated with hepatitis C: a longitudinal cohort study.

  title={Health care costs associated with hepatitis C: a longitudinal cohort study.},
  author={Mel Krajden and Margot E Kuo and Brandon Zagorski and Maria Jos{\`e} Ruiz Alvarez and Amanda E. Yu and Murray D. Krahn},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  volume={24 12},
BACKGROUND Disease-specific estimates of medical costs are important for health policy decision making. OBJECTIVE To identify predictors of health care costs associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) seropositivity across disease phases. METHODS HCV laboratory tests from the BC Centre for Disease Control were linked to administrative data pertaining to health services and drugs dispensed to estimate costs among case subjects and controls. The case group comprised HCV seropositive individuals… CONTINUE READING


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