Improving hepatitis C direct-acting antiviral access and uptake: A role for patient-reported outcomes and lived experience

Stelliana Goutzamanis, Joseph Doyle, Peter Higgs, Margaret Hellard

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Abstract

Hepatitis C virus contributes to substantial and growing mortality and morbidity. Fortunately, the advent of highly effective interferon-free direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medications and new diagnostic tests has the potential to dramatically alter the epidemiologic trajectory of hepatitis C, particularly for “hard-to-reach” populations. Treatment advances and cure will also likely alter the individual experience of living with hepatitis C. However, it is not yet known in what capacity. This paper provides an overview of the population-level impact of DAA treatment, highlighting the need to further our understanding of the impact of treatment on behaviour, health and wellbeing through lived experience and more sensitive patient-reported outcome measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-223
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Viral Hepatitis
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

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