Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults: Comparative Effectiveness
Outline of Material
The material in this presentation covers the results and conclusions from a systematic comparative effectiveness review entitled Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults: Comparative Effectiveness. It begins with an introduction to chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and the types of therapies currently available for its treatment. It also covers methods used to plan and execute the systematic review, clinically important questions the review sought to answer, results of the review, evidence-based conclusions about relative effectiveness and safety of the currently available therapies for chronic HCV infection, gaps in knowledge, and the future research needs uncovered by the systematic review.
Keywords: comparative effectiveness review | HCV | hepatitis C | systematic review | treatment | background
- Chou R, Hartung D, Rahman B, et al. Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults: A Comparative Effectiveness Review. Evidence Report No. 76 (Prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10057-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC113-EF. Available at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/hepctreatment.cfm.
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