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Hospital Policies, State Laws, and Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Rates
Richard K. Zimmerman MD MPH MA, Chyongchiou Jeng Lin PhD, Mahlon Raymund PhD, Jamie Bialor MPH CHES, Patricia M. Sweeney RN JD and Mary Patricia Nowalk PhD RD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 34, No. 8 (August 2013), pp. 854-857
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/671265
Page Count: 4
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This study used hierarchical linear modeling to determine the relative contribution of hospital policies and state laws to healthcare worker (HCW) influenza vaccination rates. Hospital mandates with consequences for noncompliance and race were associated with 3%–12% increases in HCW vaccination; state laws were not significantly related to vaccination rates.
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