Viral Hepatitis Update – information for primary health care practitioners

NSW Health released the Viral Hepatitis Update for primary health care practitioners, the key points are as follows:

  • Testing for hepatitis B or C in patients with a risk factor is covered under Medicare – there are no limits on the number of patients that can be tested.
  • All patients with chronic hepatitis B infection should be regularly monitored
  • All patients with chronic hepatitis C infection should be offered treatment
  • Appropriate management of viral hepatitis prevents hepatocellular carcinoma and liver failure


Download the full Viral Hepatitis Update here