This study examined inappropriately timed immunizations and the relationship to record keeping practices in Los Angeles public health centers.
Records of children's visits were reviewed at four public health centers maintaining separate records.
One third of all children seen at both immunization-only and well child clinics were given inappropriately timed immunizations. most half of the immunizations were not transferred between sets of records.
Children seen in both clinics were more than twice as likely to receive at least one inappropriately timed immunization as those seen only at the well child clinic.
Keeping separate immunization records at separate clinics leads to inappropriately timed immunizations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vaccination, Calendrier vaccination, Erreur, Stockage donnée, Dossier médical, Centre santé, Enfant, Homme, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vaccination, Vaccination schedule, Error, Data storage, Medical record, Health center, Child, Human, California, United States, North America, America, Prevention
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0154175
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 21/05/1997.