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Table 3 State of medical care of 49 patients who were notified of anti-HCV antibody-positive results but were not referred to the gastroenterologists

From: Promoting notification and linkage of HBs antigen and anti-HCV antibody-positive patients through hospital alert system

State of medical care Number of patients
With proper care 36  
 HCV RNA negative without antiviral therapy   9
 Sustained virological response after antiviral therapy   13
 Under interferon-free treatment   4
 Seeing gastroenterologists at our hospital   6
 Attending other general hospitals   4
Without proper care 13  
 Seeing a surgeon at our hospital   1
 Seeing general practitioners at other clinics   5
 Declared no wish to receive an examination or treatment 7