Anticipate More Screening and Treatment for Hep C
You'll see a bigger push to identify and treat hepatitis C...due to updated screening guidelines and simplified med regimens.
Screening. Now recommend checking for hep C in ALL adults over 18...not just those born between 1945 and 1965 or with risk factors (IV drug use, etc).
Point out that hep C is still on the rise, especially in younger patients. Many infected patients don't have symptoms...and early detection and treatment can prevent long-term complications.