Following recent changes to the PBS –  removing mandatory genotyping and age restrictions on treatment – treating hepatitis C in primary care has never been easier. 

Presenting a clear and simple step-by-step for primary care providers to follow, our 2-page Decision Making in Hepatitis C tool provides a clear and comprehensive overview to take you through the management of hepatitis C from start to finish.

The resource includes indications for testing, interpretation of hepatitis C serology and required actions, pre-treatment assessment, treatment, ongoing monitoring and follow-up, as well as guidance on when to discuss with or refer to a specialist.

Updates to this edition of the resource include:

  • Simplification of treatment algorithms, including a clear flowchart recommending pangenotypic therapies and outlining treatment duration for patients who have cirrhosis
  • Removal of recommendation to perform quantitative PCR testing at baseline, if planning to treat with one of the two first line pangenotypic therapies

 

Below you can find an example of the decision making tool: