Stages of care for patients with chronic hepatitis C at a hospital in southern Brazil
Manoela Badinelli Vaucher, Dimas Alexandre Kliemann, Department of Hepatology, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre 90050-170, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Manoela Badinelli Vaucher, Department of Medicine, Universidade do Vale do Taquari, Lajeado 95914-014, RS, Brazil
Camila Ubirajara Silva, Department of Application and Monitoring of Injectable Drugs, Hospital Sanatório Partenon, Porto Alegre 90650-000, RS, Brazil
Ivana Rosângela Santos Varella, Department of Epidemiology, Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Porto Alegre 91350-200, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Arthur Yu-Shin Kim, Department of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, United States
Arthur Yu-Shin Kim, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, United States
Dimas Alexandre Kliemann, Departament of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Porto Alegre 91350-200, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Author contributions: Vaucher MB analyzed the data and wrote the manuscript; Silva CU performed the research; Varella IRS contributed to data analysis and helped perform the research; Kim AYS contributed analytic tools and reviewed the manuscript; and Kliemann DA designed the research study and reviewed the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the Hospitalar Conceição Group (Approval No. 51462421.8.0000.5530).
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was waived, subject to the patient’s commitment to confidentiality.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Data sharing statement: Data can be acquired through the corresponding author.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement—checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement—checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Manoela Badinelli Vaucher, MD, Doctor, Department of Hepatology, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Rua Sarmento Leite, 245 Centro Histórico, Porto Alegre 90050-170, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. email@example.com
Received: May 27, 2023
Peer-review started: May 27, 2023
First decision: June 14, 2023
Revised: June 19, 2023
Accepted: July 19, 2023
Article in press: July 19, 2023
Published online: August 27, 2023