Infrequent Clinical Assessment of Chronic Hepatitis B Patients in United States General Healthcare Settings

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Abstract

Among 2338 chronic hepatitis B patients followed during 2006–2013 in the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study, 78% had ≥1 alanine aminotransferase and 37% had ≥1 hepatitis B virus DNA level assessed annually. Among cirrhotic patients, 46% never had hepatic imaging. Patients in this cohort were insufficiently monitored for disease activity and hepatocellular carcinoma.

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