STUDY Abstract: THU-121 Track, Trace & Treat: Results from a retrieval strategy to identify lost to follow-up chronic hepatitis c patients – I. Munsterman, et. al.
Study Aim and Results: A chart review was conducted to identify patients lost to follow-up in Netherland’s Nijmegen Medical Center.
There were 104 patients identified that needed follow-up care including viral load testing or treatment initiation.
Conclusion: A follow-up chart review identified patients lost to follow-up and who were re-engaged into medical care.
Editorial Comments: This is an encouraging study that shows reviewing records and contacting patients resulted in getting people back into medical care and treatment. It is common that some patients are lost to care in practices and clinical studies. Finding and re-engaging patients is an important strategy to eliminate HCV.Share This Page