Economic Burden and Hepatitis D Infection
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Economic Burden and Hepatitis D Infection

Significantly Higher Clinical and Economic Burden Following Diagnosis of Hepatitis D Virus Infection Among US Adults With Chronic Hepatitis B

  • In a large US national, primarily commercial healthcare claims database, over 25% of patients with HDV had developed cirrhosis or liver-related complications at time of diagnosis
  • Greater healthcare resource utilization and costs were incurred post-HDV diagnosis compared to pre-HDV diagnosis
  • There is need for more effective strategies for screening, early diagnosis, and for linkage to care and treatment of HDV-infected patients, which may lead to decreased burden on the healthcare system

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