HCV PI Stage B Tier 1 – The Approach to the Patient with HCV Infection
This is an exciting and important time for patients with hepatitis C. With new screening
guidelines, we are expecting many more patients to enter the healthcare system. Current
treatments are effective for many patients but carry risks that require judicious use. Many
treatments are in development and offer patients other options to consider in the future.
Clinicians must be ready to help patients understand hepatitis C, including what it means to
live with hepatitis C and what treatment options might be best for individual patients.
This education features baseline knowledge about the care of patient with Hepatitis C, including a review of the patho-physiology of Hepatitis C, the recommended quality and performance metrics, and the systemic or patient challenges that a healthcare provider might face during the care of Hepatitis C patients.