Real-world effectiveness and safety data in HCV therapy

Daniel Forton
Consultant Hepatologist, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London

Dr Daniel Forton, consultant hepatologist at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, reviews the treatment of hepatitis C, especially Direct Acting Antiviral regimes and the importance of real-world data to inform optimal selection of treatments for specific patient groups. He concludes that real-world data suggest there is still a need to tailor treatment duration with the addition of ribavirin in certain situations with certain regimes to optimise efficacy.