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The Hepatitis C, Prisons and Treatment Opportunities (HePATO) study aims to investigate the structural and cultural barriers which limit access to treatment and care of hepatitis C in the offender population in Queensland, Western Australia, and New South Wales.
The project has three key objectives:
Research will be gathered using survey data and qualitative interviews with prisoners and prison health staff The project will also estimate the public health benefits of a full uptake of treatment.
The project is run by the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University, and the Kirby Institute.
Abstract adapted from National Drug Research Institute
The Kirby Institute
Professor Tony Butler
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