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All inclusive Screening for Hepatitis C may be the Most Cost Effective Strategy to Identify Persons Infected

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Current CDC recommendations include testing for highest risk population of people born between 1945 and 1965. However, due to the increasing number of injection drug users, an increase of incidence in the younger population has been seen. To address this gap, researchers from Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Stanford University created a simulation model to estimate the effectiveness of testing across all adult age groups.

It was found that testing all adult age groups could lead to identification of an additional 250,000 people infected with the disease.

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