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Table 1 Barriers to transferring to a hospital for HCV RNA confirmation (n = 646)

From: Challenges of transferring rural adults with chronic HCV infection for further HCV RNA confirmation and free DAAs treatment: a success story of the interdisciplinary collaboration approach

Variables N %
Refusal to be referred for further confirmation (n = 297)
 Self-perception that they are healthy 98 32.3
 Mistrust of treatment/healthcare 60 20.2
 Transportation issues 52 17.5
 Work conflict 30 10.1
 Worried about the phone scam gang 26 8.8
 Previously finished treatment 22 7.4
 Difficulty listening 8 2.7
    Poor perception of the hospital 1 0.3
Unable to contact (n = 349)
 No answer 162 46.4
 Invalid telephone number 142 40.7
 Death 42 12.1
 Hospitalization 3 0.8