A Hepatitis C Screening Protocol That Works

05/03/2016 | Morning Consult
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group Executive Director of Research Michael Horberg, M.D., shares Kaiser Permanente’s Hepatitis C screening protocol. Its primary components include automated confirmatory lab testing for any patient who tests positive for the Hepatitis C virus antibody to determine whether an active infection exists; a Hepatitis C care coordinator to assist in ordering follow-up labs and scheduling liver-damage testing; and connecting patients to physicians for ongoing care