Table 5.

Primary Reason(s) Patients Have Not Undergone Treatment for Hepatitis C* (N = 354)

Alcohol use, psychiatric morbidity, or other contraindication267
Lack of patient interest in treatment227
Lack of insurance209
Poor tolerance of treatment (recent or in past)197
Poor access to treatment services or staff187
Insurance companies will not cover treatment136
My personal views of treatment78
  • * As reported by clinicians with hepatitis C patients currently in their practices. Clinicians could report more than one reason.