GPs urged to proactively review hep C patients

GPs are being urged to proactively contact all their patients with hepatitis C following the 1 March PBS listing of new-generation direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapies. 

Dr David Baker (pictured), a GP from inner-city Sydney with a special interest in hepatitis C, suggests doctors try to get in touch with hepatitis C patients for review and possible treatment.

All GPs are now able to treat non-cirrhotic patients, in consultation with a specialist.

Historically only a small