"It’s based on real world data about how many people may be affected." Detailed information about new infections has been hard to come by.And unlike some other states, Rhode Island still has no systematic way of gathering information about hepatitis C, no centralized reporting mechanism.Lead author, Brown University’s Rhode Island Institute for Public Health Director Doctor Amy Nunn.
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“But we think there’s a lot of public health opportunity to respond to these two epidemics concurrently, because they’re affecting the same people," says Nunn, "and we also know, geographically, where we need to target our prevention efforts.” But there is hope.
More health care providers are screening for the infection, researchers found. Some insurers – like Rhode Island’s Medicaid program for low income residents – require people to reach a certain level of liver damage from hepatitis C before the program will pay for the treatment. Chan says the drugs are still expensive, but they’re worth it.
For the first time, Rhode Island has one of the most complete pictures of the extent of the hepatitis C epidemic.