Is widespread screening for hepatitis C justified?

@article{Koretz2015IsWS,
  title={Is widespread screening for hepatitis C justified?},
  author={Ronald L. Koretz and Kenneth Weicong Lin and John P. A. Ioannidis and Jeanne Lenzer},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={350}
}
Several organisations have recommended greatly expanded screening for hepatitis C infection. Ronald Koretz and colleagues are concerned that no study has tested whether this will lead to net clinical benefit or harm in screened populations 

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