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A Hepatitis C Screening Tool For An Uninsured Population, Kimberly Belle Babcock-Nobles May 2019

A Hepatitis C Screening Tool For An Uninsured Population, Kimberly Belle Babcock-Nobles

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a public health epidemic effecting 3.5 million people in the United States alone. The uninsured, underserved residents of a rural county in North Carolina have limited access to screening and early detection for HCV. Through collective efforts, a free medical clinic partnered with a grant funded, nonprofit organization to provide free hepatitis C testing by use of a mobile medical unit. The aim of this study was to determine if use of an HCV screening tool would increase the number of patients screened for testing as compared retrospectively to the number of patients screened ...