‘Building bridges’ between PCPs, liver specialists for HCV led to 100% cure

BOSTON — The Hepatitis C Leaders in Primary Care program, or HELP-C, engaged primary care physicians to successfully screen and treat veterans with hepatitis C through comanagement with a specialist liver team, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting 2019.“Although all veterans with hepatitis C have been offered treatment in the VA system, some have remained untreated because they did not engage with our liver clinic, despite good adherence with their primary care providers,” Susan Zapatka, a nurse practitioner codirector at the Veterans Affairs ConnecticutRead More

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