HCV Follow-Up Care
Every patient in Switzerland whose hepatitis has been treated and cured receives adequate follow-up care.
Even after cure, certain hepatitis C patients require follow-up care in order to detect and treat liver diseases occurring after cure in time. Thus, hepatitis C patients with advanced liver damage have an increased risk of liver cancer even after cure. However, many patients no longer receive follow-up care. Measures
The project has four parts:
- The development of Swiss guidelines for hepatitis C follow-up care;
- patient-centered project on the acceptance of follow-up care;
- retrospective comparative study on the appropriateness of follow-up care in cured patients;
- prospective comparative study examining the long-term effect of follow-up care of cured hepatitis C patients and the public health benefits.