Reduction in Liver Transplant Wait-Listing in the Era of Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy

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Hepatology
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This paper analyses trends in liver transplant wait-listing to explore the potential impact of direct acting antiviral (DAA) treatments for hepatitis C on wait-listing registration. The authors conclude that the rate of liver transplant wait-listing for hepatitis C complicated by decompensated cirrhosis has decreased by over 30% in the era of DAA therapy. Further reductions in wait-listing are anticipated with increased testing, linkage to care, and access to DAA therapy.
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