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Hepatitis C Testing in VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

2016-10-19 02:38:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The VISN1 VA Hepatitis C Testing and Linkage to Care Quality Improvement project aims to: (1) increase the proportion of Veterans tested for HCV in those born between 1945-1965 and in vulnerable, high-risk groups, (2) Increase linkage to specialized HCV care among VISN 1 VA Veterans diagnosed with HCV infection, and (3) Evaluate whether race, ethnicity, gender, or other markers of social disparity influence completion of HCV testing and linkage to specialty care, and whether disparities are reduced by the planned VISN 1 VA HCV Quality Improvement (QI) program. The central focus is to reduce delays in diagnosis and linkage to treatment evaluation, management of comorbidities and contraindications, and subsequent initiation.

Description

The VISN1 VA Hepatitis C Testing and Linkage to Care Quality Improvement project aims to: (1) increase the proportion of Veterans tested for HCV in those born between 1945-1965 and in vulnerable, high-risk groups, (2) Increase linkage to specialized HCV care among VISN 1 VA Veterans diagnosed with HCV infection, and (3) Evaluate whether race, ethnicity, gender, or other markers of social disparity influence completion of HCV testing and linkage to specialty care, and whether disparities are reduced by the planned VISN 1 VA HCV Quality Improvement (QI) program. The central focus is to reduce delays in diagnosis and linkage to treatment evaluation, management of comorbidities and contraindications, and subsequent initiation.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Conditions

Hepatitis C

Intervention

QI

Location

Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA
Bedford
Massachusetts
United States
01730

Status

Completed

Source

VA Office of Research and Development

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-19T02:38:21-0400

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