Integrated Psychiatric/Medical Care in a Chronic Hepatitis C Clinic: Effect on Antiviral Treatment Evaluation and Outcomes

@article{Knott2006IntegratedPC,
  title={Integrated Psychiatric/Medical Care in a Chronic Hepatitis C Clinic: Effect on Antiviral Treatment Evaluation and Outcomes},
  author={Astrid Knott and Eric W Dieperink and Mark L. Willenbring and Sara Heit and Janet M. Durfee and Mary Wingert and James R. Johnson and Paul D. Thuras and Samuel B. Ho},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={101},
  pages={2254-2262}
}
OBJECTIVES:Psychiatric and substance use disorders are common in hepatitis C patients and represent barriers to antiviral treatment. We evaluated the effect of integrating psychiatric and medical care on evaluation for and initiation of antiviral treatment in a cohort of 184 patients with chronic hepatitis C.METHODS:Integrated care consisted of screening for psychiatric problems with Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption (AUDIT-C), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Urine Drug… CONTINUE READING

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