Directly from the USA: Higher Hepatitis C Virus Cure Rates Seen With Facilitated Telemedicine

Significantly higher hepatitis C virus cure rates are seen for patients receiving opioid treatment program-integrated facilitated telemedicine versus off-site hepatitis specialist referral, according to a study published online April 3 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Andrew H. Talal, M.D., M.P.H., from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo in New York, and colleagues compared sustained virologic responses for hepatitis C virus among 602 hepatitis C-infected persons with opioid use disorder treated through facilitated telemedicine integrated into opioid treatment programs versus off-site hepatitis specialist referral in a cluster randomized clinical trial (290 and 312 patients, respectively).

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