Study Finds Patients with Hepatitis C Have Higher Hospitalization Rate

A study that explored the healthcare burden of chronic infection of the hepatitis C virus found that patients with the disease were more than 3 times likely to be hospitalized than patients in a comparison group. Researchers analyzed data collected over seven years from the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study, an observational cohort of hepatitis C patients, and compared hospitalization rates with two groups of health system patients. Results of the study,