A lucky few primary care clinicians have discovered the secret: Taking care of patients with chronic hepatitis B is straightforward if you have the right tools. Most CHB patients are asymptomatic and stable, there are only three medications to choose from, you can prevent cirrhosis and liver cancer, and you send the complicated ones to the specialist. These patients are easy so your workload will actually go down. We will discuss case studies of typical patients and much more.
- Determine which chronic hepatitis B patients need to be started on antiviral medications by using lab values and other clinical characteristics in case studies
- Summarize an evidence-based liver cancer surveillance program for patients with chronic hepatitis B
- Differentiate between uncomplicated and complicated CHB patients, and between compensated and decompensated cirrhosis