Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

@article{Moyer2013ScreeningFH,
  title={Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement},
  author={Virginia A. Moyer},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={159},
  pages={349 - 357}
}
  • V. Moyer
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
DESCRIPTION Update of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in asymptomatic adults. METHODS The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality commissioned 2 systematic reviews on screening for and treatment of HCV infection in asymptomatic adults, focusing on evidence gaps identified in the previous USPSTF recommendation and new studies published since 2004. The evidence on screening for HCV in… Expand
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