The burden of illness for patients with viral hepatitis C: evidence from a national survey in Japan.


OBJECTIVE Viral hepatitis C (HCV) affects 170 million patients worldwide and 2 million patients in Japan. The objective of the current study was to examine the burden of HCV in Japan from a patient's perspective. METHODS Using data from the 2008 and 2009 Japan National Health and Wellness Surveys, patients who reported an HCV diagnosis (n = 306) were… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.11.012


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