Cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination of older adults in the ED setting.

  title={Cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination of older adults in the ED setting.},
  author={Brian W. Patterson and Rahul K Khare and Daniel Mark Courtney and Todd A. Lee and Demetrios N Kyriacou},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={30 7},
OBJECTIVES Adults older than 50 years are at greater risk for death and severe disability from influenza. Persons in this age group, however, are frequently not vaccinated, despite extensive efforts by physicians to provide this preventive measure in primary care settings. We performed this study to determine if influenza vaccination of older adults in the emergency department (ED) may be cost-effective. METHODS Using a probabilistic decision model with quasi-Markov modeling of a typical… CONTINUE READING
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