From the Department of Veterans Affairs: VA Career Providers Help Cure 100K Veterans of Hepatitis C
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) highlighted the role of career VA providers in curing more than 100,000 Veterans of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Hepatitis C infection can lead to advanced liver disease, liver cancer, and early death but treatment and cure can prevent these tragic outcomes.
In this VA blog, we hear from hepatology pharmacist Long Do and VA nurse Dana Smothers about the commitment to excellence and innovation by career VA providers as they work to eliminate hepatitis C among Veterans.
“VA is so far ahead of private health care systems on hepatitis C treatment and innovation in care delivery, and also in treating advanced liver disease.” –Dana Smothers, Hepatology Nurse Care Coordinator at VA Portland
Related pages and posts:
- Hepatitis C Basics
- VA has cured 100,000 Veterans of Hepatitis C
- Burning the Bridge for Hepatitis C Infections with Sterile Syringe Programs, a VA blog