Primary care physicians are failing to meet guidelines for hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination in patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection, according to US research.
study also found that family medicine physicians were less
knowledgeable about the need for vaccination than their internal
“The results of this study suggest that
there are substantial gaps in the knowledge and a wide variability in
the practice of [internal medicine] and [family medicine] physicians
with regard to vaccination of HCV+ patients,” say K Herzog (New York
University, USA) and colleagues.