Dismissing the family who refuses vaccines: a study of pediatrician attitudes.

@article{FlanaganKlygis2005DismissingTF,
  title={Dismissing the family who refuses vaccines: a study of pediatrician attitudes.},
  author={Erin Flanagan-Klygis and Lisa K. Sharp and Joel E. Frader},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics \& adolescent medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={159 10},
  pages={
          929-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND Parent refusal or deliberate delay of their child's vaccinations poses a challenge for pediatricians. [...] Key MethodDESIGN/METHODS We conducted a nationwide survey mailed to 1004 randomly selected American Academy of Pediatrics (Elk Grove Village, Ill) members. RESULTS Fifty-four percent faced total vaccine refusal during a 12-month period. Pediatricians cited safety concerns as a top reason for parent refusal. Thirty-nine percent said they would dismiss a family for refusing all vaccinations…Expand
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