NarrativeThe Scottish Government launched their Action Plan for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in 2006. A primary aim was to ensure that those infected were diagnosed and treated. Phase I of the Action Plan, September 2006–March 2008, involved extensive research and statistical modelling (led by staff at the Dept. of Maths and Statistics at Strathclyde) which informed proposals for the development of HCV services. Based on this research, in Phase II (May 2008–March 2011) the Scottish Government provided NHS Boards with serious investment (£43 million) to dramatically improve diagnosis and treatment services. A breakthrough has since been made in getting people infected with HCV diagnosed and treated; the annual number of people initiated on therapy in Scotland has more than doubled over the three years of Phase II.
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Hospitalisation of hepatitis C diagnosed persons in Scotland for decompensated cirrhosis: a population-based record-linkage study
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