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The HCV Sicily Network: a web-based model for the management of HCV chronic liver diseases

  • Authors: Cartabellotta, F.; Di Marco, V.
  • Publication year: 2016
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • Key words: Antiviral Agents; Drug Therapy, Combination; Hepacivirus; Hepatitis C, Chronic; Humans; Interferon-alpha; Internet; Male; Middle Aged; Ribavirin; Sicily; Treatment Outcome; Community Networks
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Epidemiological studies report that in Sicily reside about 30,000 citizens with a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis due to HCV. The availability of direct antiviral action (DAA) is a real therapeutic breakthrough, but the high cost of the therapeutic regimes limits their use and forced the National Health System to establish clinical priority for the treatment.