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  1. Recognize abnormal liver test results and counsel patients about those results.

  2. Describe screening for hepatitis C and identify patients who should undergo screening.

  3. Summarize the evaluation of patients with hepatitis C.

  4. Describe when to refer patients with hepatitis C to a hepatology or gastrology subspecialist for treatment or when to initiate treatment for patients who are candidates for primary care-based treatment.

  5. Explain the links between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and features of metabolic syndrome, and counsel patients on managing risk factors.

  6. Use fibrosis risk scores in NAFLD diagnosis and identify which scores indicate that transient elastography should be obtained.

  7. Counsel patients with NAFLD that weight loss of 7% to 10% is the primary treatment.

  8. Recognize the signs and complications of cirrhosis. 9. Identify appropriate patients with cirrhosis for referral for liver transplantation evaluation.

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