Screening for Hepatitis C in Adults, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

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Screening for Hepatitis C in Adults, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Description

This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for hepatitis C in adults.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • How effective is screening for hepatitis C?
  • Who may be at increased risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection?
  • How effective is treatment?
  • What are the harms of screening for hepatitis C?
  • What are the harms of treatment?

Developer:

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: July 2004
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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