Author Response for An Electronic Health Record-based Intervention to Promote Hepatitis C Virus Testing Among Adults Born Between 1945 and 1965: A Cluster-randomized Trial
As Turner and Hernandez correctly point out, we stated the rate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening among all hospitalized patients in their study who were born between 1945 and 1965 (baby boomers) rather than the rate of screening among baby boomers who were eligible for screening, which was considerably higher. We regret the error and thank the authors for their clarification. We agree with Dr Turner and Ms Hernandez that the screening method they implemented for HCV infection in the inpatient setting was highly effective. Given the relatively lower rates of screening we were able to achieve among outpatients, a combination of inpatient and outpatient screening programs may be necessary to achieve the broadest possible screening for HCV in the baby boomer population.