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State of Care for Veterans with Chronic Hepatitis C

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State of Care for Veterans with Chronic Hepatitis C

The purpose of this report is to characterize the state of care of the population of Veterans with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) within the US Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

The first step in providing responsive care is to learn about the affected population. This report describes the distribution of Veterans with chronic HCV within VHA and provides basic demographic data on this population. Additionally, the report describes pharmacologic treatment, other conditions commonly seen in Veterans with chronic HCV, and indicators of healthcare quality including screening, monitoring, and outcomes assessment.

This report contains information that can be used to assess and guide interventions to improve the quality of care VHA delivers to Veterans with chronic HCV.