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Table 1 Summary of included studies

From: A systematic review of community based hepatitis C treatment

Study Year Country Design Intervention Facility n Rx uptake SVR
n (%) n (%)
Arora 2011 USA Prospective cohort study of treatment outcome Telehealth to support primary care (in community and prison) Tertiary 146   84/146 (58)
Primary total (Prisoners) 261 (106)   152/261 (58)
Bruce 2012 USA Randomised controlled trial of treatment uptake and outcome Directly observed therapy in OST clinic vs self administered treatment in tertiary clinic Tertiary 9 4/9 (44) 1/4 (33)
Primary 12 12/12 (100) 6/12 (75)
Chen 2014 Taiwan Prospective cohort study of treatment outcome Telecare Tertiary 150   99/150 (66)
Telecare 148   102/148 (69)
Gigi 2013 Greece Retrospective cohort study of treatment uptake Rx in OST clinic Tertiary 643 Ab+ 276/643 (43)  
Primary 204 Ab+ 17/204 (8)  
Jou 2013 USA Retrospective cohort study of treatment outcome Analysis of data by Rx site Academic 1905   760/1905 (40)
Community 1165   455/1165 (39)
Kramer 2010 USA Retrospective cohort study of treatment uptake   Specialist clinic 24,853 3537 (14)  
Primary Care clinic 1929 251 (13)  
Kuo 2015 Taiwan Prospective cohort study of treatment uptake and outcome Rx in community Pre intervention 18 4/18 (22) 2/4 (50)
Post intervention 3/16 (19) 3/3 (100)
Moriarty 2001 New Zealand Observational study of treatment uptake Rx co-located at NSP site Tertiary 51 1 (2)  
Primary 4 (8)  
Moussalli 2010 France Observational study of treatment uptake Rx in OST clinic Pre intervention 337 2/337 (0.6)  
Post intervention 85/335 (25) 37/85 (44)
Myers 2011 Canada Observational study of treatment outcomes   Academic 133   79/133 (59)
Community 250   120/250 (48)
Nazareth 2013 Australia Retrospective cohort study of treatment outcomes Telehealth Tertiary 528   311/528 (59)
Telehealth 50   36/50 (72)
Niederau 2014 Germany Prospective cohort study of treatment outcome Analysis of adherence to guidelines by Rx site Hospital based 621   290/621 (47)
Private practice 3778   1744/3778 (46)
Rossaro 2013 USA Retrospective cohort study of treatment outcomes Telehealth Tertiary 40   16/37 (43)
Telehealth 40   21/38 (55)
  1. Rx treatment, OST opioid substitution therapy, Ab + HCV antibody positive