Journal article

Use of multiple data sources to estimate hepatitis C seroprevalence among prisoners: A retrospective cohort study

Kathryn J Snow, Alun H Richards, Stuart A Kinner

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2017

Abstract

Hepatitis C is a major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality. Prisoners are a key population for hepatitis C control programs, and with the advent of highly effective therapies, prisons are increasingly important sites for hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment. Accurate estimates of hepatitis C prevalence among prisoners are needed in order to plan and resource service provision, however many prevalence estimates are based on surveys compromised by limited and potentially biased participation. We aimed to compare estimates derived from three different data sources, and to assess whether the use of self-report as a supplementary data source may help researchers assess the risk of selecti..

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