Hepatitis C In America
New Health Union survey data helps the healthcare industry better understand and reach people living with hepatitis C
Since 2015, Health Union has gathered annual survey data from thousands of real people impacted by hepatitis C. Each year, the Hepatitis C In America surveys quantify the true impact of this condition among patients and their loved ones – going beyond basic demographics and symptoms to establish a deep understanding of the holistic patient journey for those affected and to track trends over time. Hepatitis C In America surveys represent the experiences and perspectives of thousands of patients with each condition, every year.
The latest data from Hepatitis C In America 2019 reveals that, although highly curable, 52% of respondents living with hepatitis C at the time surveyed had never been treated. Of those living with the virus, 75% make less than $30k annually, 64% were infected before age 30 (with a mean age of 55.9) and 56% cite that their depression and anxiety have gotten worse since their diagnosis.
Many open-ended responses shed light on the various barriers to treating hepatitis C. One survey respondent writes: “2 years ago it was difficult to get diagnosed and treated. I had to ask to be tested. The specialist tried to shame me and wouldn’t believe what I said. The insurance company tried to deny and delay treatment. All in all it was completely different from my experiences as a cancer patient and a heart patient. I hope it’s getting better.”
This access to a broad base of knowledge, facts and data gleaned from Health Union’s open online health communities like HepatitisC.net and syndicated research allows the healthcare industry to harness the power of Health Union’s continuous immersion in the patient experience to deliver smarter insights and implications–so you can spend your time developing the strategies that will make a difference.