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Decentralised hepatitis C testing and treatment in rural Cambodia: evaluation of a simplified service model integrated in an existing public health system

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Decentralised hepatitis C testing and treatment in rural Cambodia: evaluation of a simplified service model integrated in an existing public health system

The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Fecha de publicación: 18 de marzo de 2021

Autores: Meiwen Zhang, MPH , Daniel O’Keefe, PhD, Jennifer Craig, LLB, Keo Samley, MD, Voeurng Bunreth, PharmD, Pascal Jolivet, AS, Suna Balkan, MD, Tonia Marquardt, FACRRM, Jean-Philippe Dousset, MPH, Mickael Le Paih, MSc

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-1253(21)00012-1

Background: Direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) has provided the opportunity for simplified models of care delivered in decentralised settings by non-specialist clinical personnel. However, in low-income and middle-income countries, increasing overall access to HCV care remains an ongoing issue, particularly for populations outside of urban centres. We therefore aimed to implement a simplified model of HCV care via decentralised health services within a rural health operational district in Battambang province, Cambodia.

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