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Chou R, Clark E, Helfand M. Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2004 Mar. (Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 24.)

4Conclusions

There is no direct evidence on benefits of screening for HCV infection in the general adult population. Other evidence obtained for the systematic review is summarized in Table 7. It indicates the type of study design and the quality of evidence for each key question. Table 8 estimates the yield from screening in a hypothetical cohort of 1000 adults in the general population and in a high-risk (intravenous drug use) population, using the highest-quality and most applicable available evidence. We did not include areas in this table in which reliable data to estimate the magnitude of benefit or harm were not available (harm from false-positive screening tests, harm from labeling, benefit from counseling or immunizations, benefit from improvement in long-term clinical outcomes).

Table 7. Summary of findings of systematic review.

Table 7

Summary of findings of systematic review.

Table 8. Estimated yield of screening for hepatitis C virus.

Table 8

Estimated yield of screening for hepatitis C virus.

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Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection [Internet].
Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 24.
Chou R, Clark E, Helfand M.

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