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  1. The influence of provider behavior, parental characteristics, and a public policy initiative on the immunization status of children followed by private pediatricians : A study from pediatric research in office settings.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives

    To determine the relative impact of parental characteristics, provider behavior, and the provision of free vaccines through state-sponsored vaccine volume programs (VVPs) on the immunization status of children followed by private pediatricians.

    Study Design

    Retrospective and cross-sectional surveys of immunization data.

    Setting

    The offices of 15 private pediatricians, from 11 states, who were members of the Pediatric Research in Office Settings network.

    Seven of these physicians used vaccines provided through VVPs.

    Patients

    Children 2 to 3 years old followed by the participating physicians.

    Methods

    The immunization status of children was assessed from two separate samples.

    For sample 1, immunization data were abstracted from the medical records of 60 consecutive eligible children seen in each office.

    Parents of the selected children indicated the method of payment for immunizations and the education levels of the mothers.

    Because this cross-sectional survey might have oversampled frequent health care users, a retrospective chart review of up to 75 randomly selected children in each pediatrician's practice was also conducted (sample 2).

    Additional data were collected from the parents of children in sample 2 by telephone interviews. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Vaccination, Calendrier vaccination, Consultation privée, Influence, Pratique professionnelle, Médecin, Comportement, Enfant, Homme, Nourrisson, Parent, Politique sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Programme sanitaire, Environnement social

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vaccination, Vaccination schedule, Private consultation, Influence, Professional practice, Physician, Behavior, Child, Human, Infant, Parent, Health policy, United States, North America, America, Sanitary program, Social environment

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0190999

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 21/05/1997.