Curr Hepatology Rep (2017) 16:192–197 DOI 10.1007/s11901-017-0359-5 HEPATITIS C (J AHN AND A ARONSOHN, SECTION EDITORS) The Landscape of Patient Access to Direct Acting Antivirals by Payer Within the United States Healthcare System 1 2 3 Leah DB Carter & Mai T. Pho & Andrew Aronsohn Published online: 19 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract Introduction Purpose of Review This review article charts the current land- scape of patient access to direct acting antivirals (DAAs) by As the leading cause of liver transplant and liver-related death payer within the United States healthcare system, including in the USA, hepatitis C (HCV) affects nearly 3.5 million Medicaid, Medicare, private/commercial health insurance, Americans and exceeds HIV and AIDS in number of deaths Department of Corrections, and the Department of Veteran’s globally. HCV elimination has been declared a health priority Affairs. Each payer is reviewed for barriers to access and by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United equity as well as analyzed with regard to cost. Nations, World Health Assembly, and the National Academy Recent Findings The advent of DAAs gives the promise not of Sciences [1, 2�� ]. Toward the aim of elimination, WHO just of cure but of
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