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.
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