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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Hepatitis C in New Mexico

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  • Estimated number is greater than 32,000
  • Less than 5% have been treated
  • Without treatment 8,000 patients will develop cirrhosis between 2010-2015 with several thousand deaths
  • 1978 prisoners diagnosed in corrections system (expected number is greater than 2400)—None treated
  • Highest rate of chronic liver disease/cirrhosis deaths in the nation

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