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Maticic, Mojca and Videcnik Zorman, Jerneja and Gregorcic, Sergeja and Schatz, Eberhard and Lazarus, Jeffrey V (2019) Changes to the national strategies, plans and guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C in people who inject drugs between 2013 and 2016: a cross-sectional survey of 34 European countries. Harm Reduction Journal , 16 , (32) .

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Respondents reported that fewer than half of the European countries in this study had a national HCV strategy and/or action plan, with even fewer including PWID. However, when compared to 2013, the number of such countries had slightly increased. Although PWID are often addressed in clinical guidelines, strategic action is needed to increase access to HCV treatment for this group and the situation should be regularly monitored.

Item Type:Article
Date:May 2019
Publisher:BioMed Central
Volume:16
Number:32
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Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis C
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Harm reduction policy
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
VA Geographic area > Europe
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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