Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 38, Issue 9, September 2009

The Victorian hepatitis C education program for GPs An evaluation

Margaret Hellard Yung-Hsuan Julie Wang Rebecca Guy
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An evaluation of a Victorian hepatitis C virus (HCV) education program for general practitioners conducted in 2005–2006 randomly surveyed 1000 Victorian GPs about key areas of HCV management.
In view of the increasing importance of HCV and better treatment options, ongoing innovative programs are essential to improve HCV management by GPs.
The surveys were completed by 524/1000 GPs: 87 reported completing the GPV program and 116 reported reading the feedback brochure. The survey responses remained unchanged following the GPV program. General practitioners who reported reading the feedback brochure were more likely to correctly identify the local incidence of HCV, risk and prognosis of chronic infection, risk of vertical transmission and be aware of treatment issues.

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