Championing patient safety through mandatory influenza vaccination for all healthcare personnel and affiliated physicians.

@article{Karanfil2011ChampioningPS,
  title={Championing patient safety through mandatory influenza vaccination for all healthcare personnel and affiliated physicians.},
  author={Lynne V Karanfil and J. Elin Bahner and Joan McGarvev Hovatter and William J. Thomas},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={375-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination program will increase vaccination rates among healthcare personnel (HCP) and affiliated physicians. SETTING MedStar Health is a not-for-profit regional healthcare organization that includes 9 hospitals with approximately 25,000 HCP and approximately 4,000 affiliated physicians. HCP describes any person employed by MedStar Health. METHODS With previous vaccination rates parallel to reported national rates of 54% among… CONTINUE READING