A Stanford Medicine doctor helped write and support legislation to enable free hepatitis B and C screenings for those who request it.
Stanford researchers find that screening all adults in the United States one time for hepatitis B could save money and lives.
Hepatitis C has become so widespread that experts are calling on doctors to screen all adults 18 to 79, even those with no known risk factors or symptoms.
Decision scientist Mehlika Toy is working with the WHO to help eliminate the public health burden of hepatitis B by the year 2030.
Targeted screening can cut hepatitis B related deaths in the U.S. by half - and save money.
Even adults who are not considered "high-risk" should be tested to reduce deaths and improve cure rates, new Stanford Health Policy research suggests.