Ramping up HCV elimination tactics could save 90,000 lives, $60 billion by 2050

WASHINGTON — An accelerated, nationally organized plan to eliminate hepatitis C virus in the United States could save more than 90,000 lives and nearly $60 billion by 2050, according to a health economics expert at The Liver Meeting.“By 2030, approximately 10,000 deaths can be avoided. … We expect to find by 2050 this program can result in 90,000 lives saved,” Jagpreet Chhatwal, PhD, director of the Institute for Technology Assessment at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, said during his presentation.Chhatwal presented theRead More

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