Identifying cost-effective screening algorithms for active hepatitis C virus infections in a high prevalence setting.

@article{Jlicher2018IdentifyingCS,
  title={Identifying cost-effective screening algorithms for active hepatitis C virus infections in a high prevalence setting.},
  author={Paul J{\"u}licher and Claudio Galli},
  journal={Journal of medical economics},
  year={2018},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          1-10
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of different screening patterns for active chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections utilizing the hepatitis C core antigen test compared to standard care in the context of a general screening program in a high-prevalence country. METHODS This study developed a decision analytic model to estimate the cost-effectiveness of four screening algorithms for the detection of active HCV infections among asymptomatic individuals with an unknown HCV status… CONTINUE READING