HCV impact increases but new therapies give hope for cure

04/13/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

The effects of hepatitis C on the U.S. health care system are expected to peak over the next 10 years while data from 1994 to 2007 show a rise in hospitalizations and an increase in HCV spending from $627 million to $6.9 billion, Dr. Susanna Naggie of Duke Clinical Research told a hepatitis conference. She said new therapies will significantly improve cure rates and allow clinicians to re-evaluate patient treatments.

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