How long does it take to access hepatitis C treatment?
For patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-HIV coinfection or HCV monoinfection, being seen at an infectious disease office setting, having a public insurance payer, and receiving an initial approval of a requested regimen are associated with faster time to treatment, according to results published in AIDS Care.
The study included participants with HCV-HIV coinfection and HCV monoinfection, with data taken from electronic medical records at the University of Connecticut Health Center between January 1, 2014, and March 1, 2016 (n=170).
The researchers used the Kaplan-Meier and Fisher’s exact test to analyze the time from the prescription of a direct-acting antiviral agent to delivery to the participant. They included variables achieving a significance of P <.20 in a Cox regression model including age and race.
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