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A Strategy for Improving HCV Screening: Peer Influence  

Author:  Margaret Moreland, JD, MSLS.

Source: Volume 21, Number 03, March/April 2020 , pp.45-46(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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This research review summarizes and analyzes the results of a study on the feasibility and effectiveness of a program that sought to use peer influence to encourage prison inmates to participate in HCV screening in an Irish Prison. The study, “Evaluating Peer-Supported Screening as a Hepatitis C Case-Finding Model in Prisoners,” by investigators associated Dublin hospital systems and the Irish Prison Service—Desmond Crowley, Ross Murtagh, Walter Cullen, Mary Keevans, Eamon Laird, Tina McHugh, Susan McKiernan, Sarah Jayne Miggin, Eileen O’Connor, Deirdre O’Reilly, Graham Betts-Symonds, Ciara Tobin, Marie Claire Van Hout, and John S. Lambert—was published in Harm Reduction Journal.

Keywords: Improving Hepatitis Interventions

Affiliations:  1: Pace University Law School.

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