From peer-based to peer-led: redefining the role of peers across the hepatitis C care pathway: HepCare Europe.

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Summary of "From peer-based to peer-led: redefining the role of peers across the hepatitis C care pathway: HepCare Europe."

HCV infection disproportionately affects underserved populations such as homeless individuals, people who inject drugs and prison populations. Peer advocacy can enable active engagement with healthcare services and increase the likelihood of favourable treatment outcomes.


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Name: The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
ISSN: 1460-2091
Pages: v17-v23


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