Decision Aid Summary
|Title||Hepatitis B: Should I take antiviral medicine for chronic hepatitis B?|
|Audience||People who have a chronic hepatitis B viral infection, appear likely to develop liver damage, and have not had a previous unsuccessful course of antiviral medication.|
|Options included||Take antiviral medicine for chronic hepatitis B.
Don't take antiviral medicine.
Have regular blood tests and maybe a liver biopsy to check for liver problems.
|Year of last update or review||2015|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||www.healthwise.org
|Type of decision aid||Treatment|
|Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:|
|7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid|
|8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision|
|Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing|
Last modified: 2017-04-06.