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Clinical Trial of Standing‐Orders Strategies to Increase the Inpatient Influenza Vaccination Rate

William E. Trick , MD, Krishna Das , MD, Mary N. Gerard , MD, Marjorie Charles‐Damte , RN, Gregory Murphy , RN, Irene Benson , APN‐CNS and Julia Y. Morita , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 30, No. 1 (January 2009), pp. 86-88
DOI: 10.1086/593121
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/593121
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Abstract

We compared strategies to increase the rate of influenza vaccination. A written standing‐orders policy that enabled nurses to vaccinate patients was compared with augmentation of the standing‐orders policy with either electronic opt‐out orders for physicians or electronic reminders to nurses. Use of opt‐out orders yielded the highest vaccination rate (12% of patients), followed by use of nursing reminders (6%); use of the standing‐orders policy alone was ineffective.

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