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Improving Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Workers by Means of Quality Improvement Tools

Jose Cadena MD, Teresa Prigmore MHA, Jason Bowling MD, Beth Ann Ayala MT(ASCP) MS, Leni Kirkman BA, Amruta Parekh MD MPH, Theresa Scepanski >MHRDV and Jan E. Patterson MD MS
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 32, No. 6 (June 2011), pp. 616-618
DOI: 10.1086/660198
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/660198
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Abstract

For a healthcare worker seasonal influenza vaccination quality improvement project, interventions included support of leadership, distribution of vaccine kits, grand rounds, an influenza website, a screensaver, e-mails, phone messages, and audit feedback. Vaccination rates increased from 58.8% to 76.6% (). Quality improvement increased the voluntary vaccination rate but did not achieve a rate more than 80%.

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