Sunday, August 20, 2017

Barriers to Treatment Access for Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection

July/August 2017
IAS–USA Topics in Antiviral Medicine
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July/August 2017 (Volume 25, Issue 3)
This journal is intended to be a resource for physicians and other health care practitioners who are actively involved in the care of patients with HIV or other viral infections

Cases From the Field
Barriers to Treatment Access for Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A Case Series
Alexander J. Millman, MD; Boatemaa Ntiri-Reid, JD, MPH; Risha Irvin, MD, MPH; Maggie H. Kaufmann, MA, MPH; Andrew Aronsohn, MD; Jeffrey S. Duchin, MD; John D. Scott, MD, MSc; Claudia Vellozzi, MD, MPH

Restrictive policies on access to new, curative hepatitis C treatments represent a substantial barrier to treating patients infected with hepatitis C. This case series demonstrates challenges experienced by patients and practitioners in accessing these treatments and highlights several strategies for navigating the treatment preauthorization process.
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