AHRQ Stats: 'Baby Boomer' Hospital Stays Involving Hepatitis C
Hospital stays involving hepatitis C increased the most – 67 percent – among “Baby Boomers” (ages 52–72) between 2005 and 2014. During the same period, hospital stays involving hepatitis C decreased 15 percent among patients ages 18 to 51. (Source: AHRQ, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #232: Characteristics of Inpatient Stays Involving Hepatitis C, 2005-2014.)
Quyen Ngo-Metzger, M.D., M.P.H., Iris Mabry-Hernandez, M.D., Kevin C. Heslin, Ph.D., Audrey J. Weiss, Ph.D., Amanda Mummert, Ph.D., and Arlene S. Bierman, M.D., M.S.