Diagnostic hepatitis C testing of people in treatment for substance use disorders in Belgium between 2011 and 2014 : a cross-sectional study.

Last updated on 8-1-2020 by Karin De Ridder

Peer reviewed scientific article

Anglais

Résumé:

BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C prevalence figures for people who use drugs in Belgium are scarce, and particularly for people who inject drugs. The current study refines the existing HCV estimates by focussing on diagnostic HCV testing practices for this population at risk. METHODS: The analysis is the result of a descriptive crosssectional study, based on data extracted from the linkage between a database of people in treatment for substance use disorders in Belgium and a database of the Belgian health insurance companies. By using national nomenclature codes for HCV tests, the number of peopl…

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