Emergency department targeted screening for hepatitis C does not improve linkage to care
Inbal Houri, Noya Horowitz, Helena Katchman, Yael Weksler, Ofer Miller, Liat Deutsch, Oren Shibolet, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Tel-Aviv 6423906, Israel
Inbal Houri, Helena Katchman, Yael Weksler, Ofer Miller, Liat Deutsch, Oren Shibolet, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 6997801, Israel
Author contributions: Shibolet O, Horowitz N and Katchman H designed the research; Weksler Y and Miller O performed the research; Houri I and Deutsch L analyzed the data; Houri I and Shibolet O wrote the paper; Houri I, Katchman H, Deutsch L and Shibolet O critically reviewed the manuscript.
Supported by an Educational Grant from AbbVie Inc. Israel.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Tel-Aviv Medical Center institutional review board (IRB) (0634-16). All study participants screened provided informed consent prior to study enrollment.
Informed consent statement: The informed consent to the study was provided.
Conflict-of-interest statement: O.S received consultation fees from Abbvie Inc. Israel but not associated to this project. The other authors of this manuscript have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
CONSORT 2010 statement: The authors have read the CONSORT 2010 Statement, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the CONSORT 2010 Statement.
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Corresponding author: Oren Shibolet, MD, Professor, Director, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Weizmann 6, Tel-Aviv 6423906, Israel. email@example.com
Received: May 20, 2020
Peer-review started: May 20, 2020
First decision: June 4, 2020
Revised: June 13, 2020
Accepted: August 9, 2020
Article in press: August 9, 2020
Published online: August 28, 2020