A compelling rationale for using preoperative visits to complete adult immunizations.


Immunization is a safe and cost-effective method to protect adult patients against many diseases, including hepatitis B, pneumococcal infections, and influenza. Despite this fact, only 10% to 40% of adults in the United States who would benefit have been immunized. Approximately 62% to 92% of patients who develop a disease preventable by vaccination have… (More)