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Cost-effectiveness of HCV Treatment Models for People Who Inject Drugs in Opioid Agonist Treatment Programs.

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Summary of "Cost-effectiveness of HCV Treatment Models for People Who Inject Drugs in Opioid Agonist Treatment Programs."

Many people who inject drugs in the US have chronic Hepatitis C (HCV). Onsite treatment in opiate agonist treatment (OAT) programs addresses HCV treatment barriers, but few evidence-based models exist.

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Name: Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
ISSN: 1537-6591
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