HDV has higher health care, cost burden than HBV

Hepatitis delta virus has a higher association with health care and cost burden on patients than hepatitis B virus, according to a study by the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.“Measures of health care utilization included the median and the average number of claims per patient for emergency department (ED) visits, inpatient admissions, outpatient visits and pharmaceutical prescriptions,” Mohamed I. Elsaid, MD, from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and colleagues wrote. “We also estimated the prevalence of having atRead More

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