Skipper, C; Guy, JM; Parkes, J; Roderick, P; Rosenberg, WM; (2003) Evaluation of a prison outreach clinic for the diagnosis and prevention of hepatitis C: implications for the national strategy. Gut , 52 (10) 1500 - 1504.
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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health problem recognised by the UK National Strategy that proposes that a care pathway for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment be established in all prisons, integrated within managed clinical networks. A prison sentence provides the opportunity to focus on traditionally hard to reach patients.
|Title:||Evaluation of a prison outreach clinic for the diagnosis and prevention of hepatitis C: implications for the national strategy.|
|Additional information:||PMCID: PMC1773842|
|Keywords:||Adult, Community-Institutional Relations, England, Health Policy, Hepatitis C, Humans, Male, Nurse Clinicians, Outpatient Clinics, Hospital, Patient Education as Topic, Prevalence, Prisoners, Prisons, Risk Factors, Substance Abuse, Intravenous|
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