• GAPNA 2020 National President Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC, GS-C interviews Dr. Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC about providing home-based primary care during COVID 19.

    "Facing Forward: Providing Home-based Primary Care during COVID 19"

    View the Video

  • GAPNA 40th AnniversaryGAPNA’s anniversary theme “Preserve the Past, Enhance the Present, and Secure the Future,” reflects our shared vision for gerontological advanced practice nursing.


    Learn How You Can Help

  • GAPNA Exchange


    GAPNA Exchange is a private, secure community for members to share ideas, ask questions, lend expertise, and network with peers.

    It features both an Open Forum discussion area along with smaller, segmented communities.

    Interact with GAPNA members wherever and whenever!

    Go to GAPNA Exchange

  • CoronaCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

    We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available and welcome your input as we navigate through this situation. As health care professionals it is our job to educate our patients and families on prevention and the what to do if someone is symptomatic.

    View resources


Characteristics of Inpatient Stays Involving Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C-related inpatient stays are presented among adults aged 18 years and older with and without key co-occurring diagnoses: hepatitis B, HIV, and alcoholic liver disease.

Trends in the number and population rate of hepatitis C-related stays from 2005 through 2014 are provided. Characteristics of hepatitis C-related stays in 2014 are presented by patient age group; with a focus on baby boomers. Finally, the rate of hepatitis C-related stays in 2014 is depicted by U.S. census division for each patient age group

  • In 2014, there were 636,900 adult hospitalizations involving hepatitis C. Stays involving hepatitis C only – without co-occurring hepatitis B, human immunodeficiency virus, or alcoholic liver disease – increased 48.9% between 2005 and 2014.
  • Average costs, length of stay, and proportion of in-hospital deaths in 2014 were all higher for stays involving hepatitis C than for stays without hepatitis C.
  • Black patients and those with Medicaid as the expected payer constituted a higher proportion of stays involving hepatitis C than stays without hepatitis C.
  • Baby boomers (patients aged 52-72 years) had the highest rate of inpatient stays involving hepatitis C in 2014: 503.1 per 100,000 population vs. 155.4 for younger patients and 117.1 for older patients.

For more info, see Ngo-Metzger et al. (2017). Characteristics of inpatient stays involving hepatitis C, 2005-2014. HCUP Statistical Brief #232. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Related Topic 1: 

GAPNA Newsletter Issue: