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Medical City Arlington
hepatitis c, hepatitis c screening, Hep-C antibody test, quality improvement, graduate medical education
Family Medicine | Quality Improvement | Virus Diseases
The prevalence for hepatitis C during 2013-2016 was about ~2.4 million. Screening helps to prevent chronic hepatitis C or start early curative treatment. USPSTF recently changed their guidelines in 2021 for Hepatitis C screening to now include all asymptomatic patients from ages from 18-79 years old without liver disease. Screening usually includes the Hepatitis C Antibody test. Further testing includes Hepatitis C mRNA PCR if screening test is positive. High risk patients should have periodic screening. Since the change, this project was done to ensure the appropriate screening and testing thereafter was done, as well as appropriate communication and documentation. Residents who were educated on the recent screening guidelines for hepatitis c set by USPSTF retained this knowledge to a satisfactory degree immediately after our lecture on hep c. Prior to our lecture, resident average score on hepatitis c screening knowledge was 52%. Immediately after our lecture, residents scored 84%. Resident knowledge was still greater 6 weeks after our lecture when compared to pre-test results.
HCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education
DaCosta, Mary; Chicas, Evelyn; Clem, Kiana; and Collymore, Shelby, "Does Brief Intervention in the Form of a Lecture Improve Resident Knowledge About Hep C Screening?" (2023). North Texas Research Forum 2023. 1.