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Issuance of patient reminders for influenza vaccination by us-based primary care physicians during the first year of universal influenzavaccination recommendations

J. Maurer and Katherine Harris

American Journal of Public Health, 2014, vol. 104, issue 6, e60-e62

Abstract: To estimate the number of physician-reported influenza vaccination reminders during the 2010- 2011 influenza season, the first influenza season after universal vaccination recommendations for influenza were introduced, we interviewed 493 members of the Physicians Consulting Network. Patient vaccination reminders are a highly effective means of increasing influenza vaccination; nonetheless, only one quarter of the primary care physicians interviewed issued influenza vaccination reminders during the first year of universal vaccination recommendations, highlighting the need to improve office-based promotion of influenza vaccination.

Keywords: influenza vaccine, article; female; general practitioner; human; influenza; interview; male; methodology; middle aged; primary health care; reminder system; statistics; United States, Female; Humans; Influenza Vaccines; Influenza, Human; Interviews as Topic; Male; Middle Aged; Physicians, Primary Care; Primary Health Care; Reminder Systems; United States (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.301888

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