6 essential steps for treating hep C patients

Approximately 95% of hepatitis C patients will be cured with a short course of direct-acting antivirals that are available on the PBS.

While GPs can manage the majority of patients, Sydney-based gastroenterologist and hepatologist, Associate Professor Simone Strasser, recommends those with cirrhosis or complex comorbidities, along with those who have relapsed or failed to respond to previous interferon‑free treatment should be managed by an appropriate specialist.

According to best practice, here are six essential steps for treating hepatitis in primary care: