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<p>Although the CDC recommends frontline providers use a targeted screening strategy for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), some EDs are finding that nontargeted approaches are more effective at uncovering new infections. Further, investigators note there is a new surge in HCV infections among younger people that is associated with the opioid epidemic. Such individuals often are reluctant to disclose their use of injectable drugs or other behaviors that put them at risk for HCV.</p>

The Case for Broader ED-based Screening Strategies for Hepatitis C

Funding remains a stubborn obstacle to EDs interested in establishing screening programs