Gastroenterology

‘Pathway code’ for HCV test orders improves screening, linkage to care




Implementation of a multifaceted hepatitis C care pathway improved screening and linkage to care rates, especially among baby boomers, or those born between 1945 and 1965.
“Our results add to existing evidence suggesting interventions that support the clinical workflow, such as electronic reminders, reflex laboratory testing and care coordination, improve key aspects along the HCV care continuum,” Carla Rodriguez-Watson, PhD, MPH, from the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group in Rockville, Maryland, and colleagues wrote in their study.
The researchers conducted an observational

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