Journal article

Psychiatrists can treat hepatitis C

Christine Roder, Paul Nguyen, Craig Harvey, Margaret Wardrop, Jane Finlay, Lekan Ogunleye, Harry Hill, Eugene Athan, Amanda J Wade

JOURNAL OF VIRAL HEPATITIS | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

We read the article by Harney and colleagues with interest1 . Harney presents a model of nurse-led hepatitis C treatment, within a co-located mental health and drug and alcohol service, at which nurse or general practitioners (GP) prescribe direct acting antivirals (DAAs). The study found that integration of hepatitis C care into a service supporting people with severe mental illness achieved high rates of treatment uptake, and cure1 .

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