WHO survey finds half of countries do not have clinical guidelines for treating hepatitis

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 24 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4715
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

Only half of countries around the world have clinical guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis and less than half have key medications for treating hepatitis B and C on their list of essential medicines, a survey by the World Health Organization has found.1

The first ever survey on the global response to hepatitis found that only 64 out of the 126 member states that responded have clinical guidelines for the treatment of the disease. And just 35 of these …

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