Title

Lower rates of emergency visits and hospitalizations among chronic hepatitis C patients with sustained virological response to interferon-free direct-acting antiviral therapy (2014-2018)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-11-2022

Publication Title

Clinical infectious diseases

Abstract

We compared rates of emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations between HCV patients who achieved sustained virological response (SVR) after direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy (cases) to matched controls. Among 3049 pairs, cases demonstrated lower rates of liver-related ED visits (P=.01) than controls; all-cause and liver-related hospitalization rates and hospitalized days were also lower in cases (P<.0001).

PubMed ID

35147184

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

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