High rates of uninsured among HCV-positive individuals.

  title={High rates of uninsured among HCV-positive individuals.},
  author={Janus P. Ong and Rochelle S Collantes and Angela Pitts and Lisa J Martin and Michael Sheridan and Zobair M Younossi},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={39 9},
BACKGROUND AND GOALS There are no published data on the health insurance status of Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive individuals. To address this issue, we analyzed data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). STUDY Individuals 18 years of age and older who participated in NHANES III were included in the study. We determined the rates of health insurance coverage according to HCV status. We also determined healthcare status and health service utilization… CONTINUE READING

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