Potential impact of linking an emergency department and hospital-affiliated clinics to immunize pre-school-age children.
To determine whether the use of an urban pediatric emergency department (ED) to immunize pre-school-age children would result in an improvement in the percentage fully vaccinated by the end of the second year of life.
A retrospective cohort study of two groups: (1) 100 consecutive children (ED group) enrolled at one of two hospital-affiliated primary care clinics were chosen from the ED patient logs if their second birthday occurred in the 12 months prior to November 1990; and (2) 91 age-matched control children (control group) were chosen at random from the same hospital-affiliated clinics' enrollment logs without regard to ED use.
The health care provided during the first 2 years of life for each group was compared.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vaccination, Couverture, Service hospitalier, Urgence, Efficacité, Immunisation, Enfant, Total, Opportuniste, Age préscolaire, Hôpital, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vaccination, Coverage, Hospital ward, Emergency, Efficiency, Immunization, Child, Total, Opportunist, Preschool age, Hospital, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0160227
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.