Background 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.
Discussion In view of the increasing importance of HCV and better treatment
options, ongoing innovative programs are essential to improve HCV
management by GPs.
Results 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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