Hepatitis | Current projects
Liver Cancer Prevention: linking viral hepatitis diagnosis, treatment and outcomes
Through health record linkage, combining notifications of viral hepatitis diagnosis, liver cancer diagnoses, hospitalisations, and deaths, as well as records of services provided through the Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits programs, this project will develop an accurate picture of the burden of viral hepatitis in Victoria, and measure the impact of care and treatment at a population level as a cancer prevention strategy. By examining the current level of access to care, and measuring the effectiveness of treatment received in preventing liver cancer, this research will guide clinical and public health policy and help address the increasing burden of liver cancer in Australia.
A/Prof Benjamin Cowie
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