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  1. A program to immunize hospitalized preschool-aged children : Evaluation and impact.

    Article, Congrès - En anglais

    Meeting of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association - National Immunization Conference. San Diego, CA (USA) ; Washingon, DC (USA), 1995/05 - 1996/04.


    The Standards for Pediatric Immunization Practices suggest that hospitalization be viewed as an opportunity to vaccinate children.

    The purpose of the present study is 1) to determine the immunization status of an urban population of hospitalized preschool-aged children, 2) to study the impact of an immunization program designed to vaccinate hospitalized 0 to 2-year-old children who are underimmunized at admission, and 3) to make immunization a routine part of care for the hospitalized child.


    Prospective evaluation of the immunization status of hospitalized 0 to 2-year-old residents of Philadelphia admitted to an urban children's hospital was performed.

    With verification of the child's immunization record through the primary care provider (PCP), needed immunizations were given and records were forwarded to notify the PCP.

    Educational information was provided to families and health care providers.

    Main Outcome Measure

    The percentage of children fully immunized on admission compared with the percentage at the time of discharge.


    Two thousand three hundred twenty-nine children from 0 to 2 years of age were hospitalized during the 22-month study period.

    Immunization records were verified in 86% (2006), requiring an average of 1.5 phone calls to the PCP.

    The mean patient age was 10 months

    Average hospital length of stay was 4 days.

    On admission, 49% (980) of the 2006 study patients were fully immunized. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Vaccination, Nourrisson, Homme, Service hospitalier, Hôpital, Programme sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Enfant, Age préscolaire, Résultat, Prévention

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vaccination, Infant, Human, Hospital ward, Hospital, Sanitary program, United States, North America, America, Child, Preschool age, Result, Prevention

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

    Cote : 97-0404644

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 19/12/1997.