Consequences of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV): Costs of a Baby Boomer Epidemic of Liver Disease

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By Bruce S. Pyenson, Kathryn V. Fitch, Kosuke Iwasaki | 18 May 2009

At least 3 million Americans, many of them Baby Boomers, are infected with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). This report examines the projected direct medical cost effects of HCV infection on commercial and government payers as longer-term conditions like cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure emerge in the infected population over the next several decades.