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State of Care for Veterans with Chronic
Hepatitis C

Acknowledgements

This report would not have been possible without the dedicated network of local HCV Clinical Case Registry (CCR) coordinators. These VHA staff have the responsibility for reviewing potential cases of chronic HCV, confirming (or rejecting) the diagnosis and, if confirmed, entering the Veteran into the CCR. The entire staff at the VHA's Center for Quality Management in Public Health (CQMPH) is responsible for CCR training, local and national software development, testing, and validation, the design and completion of the data analyses, and the production of this report. The CQMPH staff involved with this work included:

Larry Mole, PharmD
Director, CQMPH

Gale Yip, BA
Health Scientist

Joanne McDay
Administrative Officer

Lisa Backus, MD PhD
CCR Clinical Manager

Tim Loomis, PhD
Project Manager, CCR

Vera Katseva, MS
Data Manager/Statistician

James Halloran, MSN, RN, CNS
National Quality Manager

I-Chun Thomas,
MS Statistician

Paula Edwards
Program Assistant

Pam Belperio, PharmD
National Public Health Clinical Pharmacist

Derek Boothroyd, PhD
Statistician

Barbara Phillips, PhD
Senior Health Science Specialist

The Hepatitis C Resource Centers (HCRC) have conducted a number of education and training initiatives covering HCV over the past 8 years including the publication of treatment recommendations and guidelines. The impact of their work is likely shown in the improvements in the quality of care indicators over the past 8 years. HCRC leadership was involved in the initial formulation of indicators for quality care contained in this report and provided review of this document:

Eric Dieperink, MD
Co-Director, Minneapolis HCRC

Christine Pocha, MD
Co-Director, Minneapolis HCRC

Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS
Director, Pacific Northwest HCRC

Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD
Director, VA Connecticut HCRC

Alexander Monto, MD
Director, San Francisco HCRC

We would like to thank Dr. Ronald Valdiserri for his comprehensive review and contributions to this work. PHSHG staff contributing extensively to this report including guidance on future directions of hepatitis C care included;

Janet Durfee, RN, MSN, APRN
Acting Chief Consultant, PHSHG

David Ross, MD, PhD
Director, Clinical Public Health Programs

Maggie Czarnogorski, MD
Deputy Director, Clinical Public Health

For additional copies of this report, please contact the Public Health Strategic Healthcare Group Center for Quality Management in Public Health at (650) 849-0365

Suggested citation for this Report:

Center for Quality Management in Public Health. The State of Care for Veterans with Chronic Hepatitis C. Palo Alto, California: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Public Health Strategic Health Care Group, Center for Quality Management in Public Health, 2010.