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Member Spotlight – Erie County Medical Center enhances concurrent HCV infection and substance abuse treatment

More than 2.5 million people in the United States are living with the hepatitis C virus, with those who inject drugs at the greatest risk for contracting and transmitting HCV. Chronic HCV infections contribute to high morbidity and mortality. These individuals remain at risk if they do not receive adequate substance abuse treatment. In 2012, Erie County Medical Center developed a novel treatment plan to best serve these patients.

Read our full story to learn more about this initiative and its results.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Member Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are investing in forward-looking initiatives that improve care quality and health outcomes. 

Published July 10, 2020