As the costs of childhood immunizations have increased over the past 10 years, patients have increasingly turned to public health departments for this service.
This study compares reasons for delays in immunization among patients who obtained their immunizations at health departments and those who continued to utilize private physicians or clinics.
A birth certificate survey of all children born between September 1,1988, and August 31,1989, in four urban census tracts and two rural counties in Kentucky was performed in late 1991, when all children were over age 2 years.
The percentage of patients whose immunizations had been delayed and the reasons for delay were noted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vaccination, Vaccin associé, Evaluation performance, Retard, Efficacité, Service santé, Enfant, Secteur privé, Service public, Etude comparative, Prévention, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vaccination, Mixed vaccine, Performance evaluation, Delay, Efficiency, Health service, Child, Private sector, Public utilities, Comparative study, Prevention, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0487622
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199501.