Title

The persistence of underreporting of hepatitis C as an underlying or contributing cause of death, 2011-2017

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-9-2021

Publication Title

Clinical infectious diseases

Abstract

Using electronic health records, we found that hepatitis C reporting on death certificates of 2,901 HCV-infected decedents from four U.S. healthcare organizations during 2011-2017 was documented in only 50% of decedents with hepatocellular carcinoma and less than half with decompensated cirrhosis. National figures likely underestimate the U.S. HCV mortality burden.

PubMed ID

33561187

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

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