Universal HCV screening in pregnancy accelerates after 2020 screening guideline updates

Following updated hepatitis C virus screening recommendations issued in 2020, HCV screening in pregnancy accelerated across the country, according to a retrospective cohort study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.However, despite the increase in screening following the recommendations from the CDC and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, disparities in HCV screening persisted between patients with commercial and Medicaid health insurance.Prior to 2020, neither the CDC nor the USPSTF outlined specific HCV screening recommendations for pregnant people. The revised CDC and USPSTFRead More

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