Integrated internist - addiction medicine - hepatology model for hepatitis C management for individuals on methadone maintenance.

@article{Martnez2012IntegratedI,
  title={Integrated internist - addiction medicine - hepatology model for hepatitis C management for individuals on methadone maintenance.},
  author={Ant{\'i}gona Mart{\'i}nez and Rositsa Dimova and Kristen M Marks and Ann Bordwine Beeder and Marija Zeremski and Mary Jeanne Kreek and Andrew H. Talal},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={47-54}
}
Despite a high prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among drug users, HCV evaluation and treatment acceptance are extremely low among these patients when referred from drug treatment facilities for HCV management. We sought to increase HCV treatment effectiveness among patients from a methadone maintenance treatment program (MMTP) by maintaining continuity of care. We developed, instituted and retrospectively assessed the effectiveness of an integrated, co-localized care model in which an… CONTINUE READING