Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

In 2004, a database was implemented to assess the treatment of inmates infected with hepatitis C in Massachusetts state correctional facilities. The purpose of this project was to update the database and examine the current treatment system. Inmate demographics, treatment success, and viral characteristics were assessed and analyzed for potential correlations. Recommendations to improve the database included focusing on the collection of missing data, namely the inmate's history of substance abuse and health conditions and follow up viral load measures.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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