Project: Analysis of screening and management of viral hepatitis in primary care
Viral hepatitis affects at least half a million Australians, however the existing evidence indicates that many people living with infection are not engaged in care and continue to experience preventable outcomes such as liver failure and viral hepatitis-related death. This project aims to understand the current patterns of care, uptake of prevention and testing, and gaps in engagement for people living with viral hepatitis in primary care in Victoria, which has previously not been systematically assessed. Project findings will guide the implementation of a comprehensive intervention to improve awareness of and clinical practice in relation to viral hepatitis in primary care.
This project would particularly suit a student with interest in analysis of longitudinal clinical data and in chronic infectious disease prevention and care.