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  1. Pneumococcal vaccine campaign based in general practice.

    Article - En anglais


    To show whether a general practice setting is a practical and effective medium for increasing uptake of pneumococcal vaccine.


    Follow up study of responses of general practices (debriefing by questionnaire or small group session) and patients (questionnaire sent to 429 patients vaccinated in a two week period) to vaccination campaign.

    Setting and subjects 

    Patients registered with general practices of one family health services authority.


    Pneumococcal vaccination campaign including clinical guidelines and support materials.

    Main outcome measures 

    Proportion of general practitioners offering pneumococcal vaccine ; proportion of patients at risk who were vaccinated between 1 May and 31 December 1995 ; number of splenectomised patients identified and vaccinated in same period ; views of patients who were vaccinated.


    Proportion of general practitioners offering pneumococcal vaccine increased from 17% to 89% during the campaign.

    Estimated number of patients at risk who were vaccinated increased from 656 (4%) to 5982 (33%) during campaign.

    Of 61 splenectomised patients identified, 30 had been vaccinated previously and 27 were vaccinated during campaign, Practices in which a general practitioner took or shared the lead had higher vaccination rates and used vaccine up faster. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Vaccin, Pneumococcie, Streptococcie, Bactériose, Infection, Campagne de masse, Médecin généraliste, Enquête par correspondance, Facteur risque, Prévention, Evaluation, Homme, Relation médecin malade, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Immunopathologie, Immunoprophylaxie, Education santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vaccine, Pneumococcal infection, Streptococcal infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Mass campaign, General practitioner, Mail inquiry, Risk factor, Prevention, Evaluation, Human, Physician patient relation, Respiratory disease, Lung disease, Immunopathology, Immunoprophylaxis, Health education

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

    Cote : 97-0264769

    Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 11/06/1997.