Utilizing public health data to geotarget hepatitis C virus elimination approaches in urban and rural Michigan

Eileen M. Weinheimer-Haus, Xianshi Yu, Amit G. Singal, Keith B. Naylor, Candice Ammori, Joseph Coyle, Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, Wyndy Witala, Ji Zhu, Akbar K. Waljee

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Abstract

Using Michigan public health data, we assessed geographical access to specialist providers for hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment in urban and rural areas in Michigan and explored correlates of HCV in these areas to help inform HCV elimination planning and resource allocations. We found higher HCV incidence in urban areas, lower treatment specialist access in rural areas, but few correlates of HCV across adult populations in both areas. State and local HCV elimination planning should include population-based screening among all adults and address geographical barriers to care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Viral Hepatitis
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • hepatitis C elimination
  • hepatitis C policy
  • rurality
  • treatment access

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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