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Table 6 HCV infection clinical management prior and after exposure to HEP

From: A multidimensional education program at substance dependence treatment centers improves patient knowledge and hepatitis C care

Endpoint Baseline % (n/N) Post-HEP % (n/N) p value
Patient referral rate 56.2 % (283/504) 67.5 % (340/504) <0.001
95 % CI 51.8–60.5 % 63.4–71.6 %  
Attendance at referral rate 74.4 % (203/273) 73.5 % (250/340) 0.904
95 % CI 69.2–79.5 % 68.8–78.2 %  
Treatment proposal rate 60.1 % (122/203) 52.0 % (130/250) <0.001
95 % CI 53.4–66.8 % 45.8–58.2 %
Treatment initiation rate 47.5 % (58/122) 57.7 % (75/130) 0.114
95 % CI 38.7–56.4 % 49.2–66.2 %
Treatment retention rate 75.9 % (44/58) 76.0 % (57/75) 0.108
95 % CI 64.8–86.9 % 65.2–84.3 %
  1. All comparisons were made with McNemar test. p < 0.05 is considered statistically significant
  2. 95 % CI = 95 % confidence interval
  3. n number of patients that achieved the endpoint, N number of patients from which the rates (%) were calculated
  4. HEP Health Educational Program