What is the most economical treatment strategy for chronic hepatitis C (hep C) infection?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: Vinod K Dhawan, MD, FACP, FRCPC, FIDSA; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Although quite effective, regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C remain very expensive. In a study of treatment-naïve US veterans with genotype 1 hepatitis C, ombitasvir-based therapy was considered to be the most economically efficient strategy. [130]

Recommendations for treatment-naïve patients are based on HCV Guidance: Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C, guidelines from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the Infectious Disease Society of America (ISDA). [9] They are updated frequently.


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