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Primary care practitioners in WA can help to improve the health outcomes of people living with hepatitis C and reduce a patient’s risk of developing advanced liver disease through early diagnosis, thorough evaluation and assessment of liver disease severity, appropriate management of co-morbidities and preparation for new treatments.
o Interpret test results and diagnose hepatitis C appropriately
o Ensure that people at risk of hepatitis C infection are regularly screened
o Manage and monitor people with chronic hepatitis C suitably, including lifestyle modifications as needed
o Assess for advanced liver disease, monitor for hepatocellular carcinoma and refer appropriately
o Describe new treatment guidelines and mechanisms for prescribing in consultation with, or without, a specialist.
Primary health care professionals
Registration cancellations and amendments must be notified in writing to ASHM.
For further Information Contact:
Natalie Huska (Project support Officer)
T 02 8204 0784