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Sun X, Patnode CD, Williams C, et al. Interventions to Improve Patient Adherence to Hepatitis C Treatment: Comparative Effectiveness [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2012 Dec. (Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, No. 91.)

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Appendix CExcluded Studies

Excluded Codes:

E1: Study relevance: not a study of Hepatitis C Treatment Adherence

E2: No relevant outcomes

E3: Duration of follow-up

E4: Population

E4a: Population not undergoing combination therapy

E4b: >5% of population age <18

E5: Study design

E6: Precedes search period (2001)

E7: Physician initiated tx discontinuation or dose reduction

E8: Efficacy trial

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