Status: Baseline only
Reduce the rate of deaths with hepatitis C as the underlying or a contributing cause
Baseline: 4.13 deaths with hepatitis C as the underlying or contributing cause per 100,000 population were reported in 2017 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 1.49 deaths with hepatitis C as the underlying or contributing cause per 100,000 population
Chronic hepatitis C can lead to death from cirrhosis or liver cancer, and acute hepatitis C can cause fatal complications. Making sure people get tested according to the national testing recommendations for hepatitis C, making sure people with the disease are referred for care, and making hepatitis C medication more affordable can help reduce the rate of deaths related to hepatitis C.