National Institutes of Health consensus development conference statement: Management of hepatitis B

Michael F. Sorrell, Edward A. Belongia, Jose Costa, Ilana F. Gareen, Jean L. Grem, John M. Inadomi, Earl R. Kern, James A. McHugh, Gloria M. Petersen, Michael F. Rein, Doris B. Strader, Hartwell T. Trotter

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus and state-of-the-science statements are prepared by independent panels of health professionals and public representatives on the basis of 1) the results of a systematic literature review prepared under contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2) presentations by investigators working in areas relevant to the conference questions during a 2-day public session; 3) questions and statements from conference attendees during open discussion periods that are part of the public session; and 4) closed deliberations by the panel during the remainder of the second day and morning of the third. This statement is an independent report of the panel and is not a policy statement of the National Institutes of Health or the U.S. government. The statement reflects the panel's assessment of medical knowledge available at the time the statement was written. Thus, it provides a "napshot in time" of the state of knowledge on the conference topic. When reading the statement, keep in mind that new knowledge is inevitably accumulating through medical research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-110
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 20 2009

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  • Internal Medicine


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