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Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults: Comparative Effectiveness

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What To Discuss With Your Patients and Their Caregivers (2 of 2)

Other issues you should discuss with your patients and their caregivers regarding treatments for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection include:

  • The available evidence for the effectiveness of the various regimens for treating chronic HCV infection
  • The available evidence for the adverse effects associated with the various regimens for treating chronic HCV infection and what should be done if adverse effects develop
  • The potential new therapies on the horizon and their possible impact on the treatment approach for the patient
  • The possibility that other specialists might be involved in the patient’s care during the treatment process
  • The potential out-of-pocket costs that the patient might incur for the various treatments based on his or her insurance coverage