Rise in testing and diagnosis associated with Scotland's Action Plan on Hepatitis C and introduction of dried blood spot testing

Allan McLeod (Lead / Corresponding author), Amanda Weir, Celia Aitken, Rory Gunson, Kate Templeton, Pamela Molyneaux, Paul McIntyre, Scott McDonald, David Goldberg, Sharon Hutchinson

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    Abstract

    A key aim of the Hepatitis C Action Plan for Scotland was to reduce the undiagnosed population through awareness-raising activities, for general practitioners and those at risk, and the introduction of dried blood spot (DBS) sampling in community drug services to overcome barriers to testing. This study evaluates the impact of these activities on testing and diagnosis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1182-1188
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
    Volume68
    Issue number12
    Early online date28 Aug 2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

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    McLeod, A., Weir, A., Aitken, C., Gunson, R., Templeton, K., Molyneaux, P., McIntyre, P., McDonald, S., Goldberg, D., & Hutchinson, S. (2014). Rise in testing and diagnosis associated with Scotland's Action Plan on Hepatitis C and introduction of dried blood spot testing. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68(12), 1182-1188. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2014-204451