Effectiveness of Inactivated Influenza Vaccines in Preventing Influenza-Associated Deaths and Hospitalizations among Ontario Residents Aged ≥65 Years: Estimates with Generalized Linear Models Accounting for Healthy Vaccinee Effects

@inproceedings{Ridenhour2013EffectivenessOI,
  title={Effectiveness of Inactivated Influenza Vaccines in Preventing Influenza-Associated Deaths and Hospitalizations among Ontario Residents Aged ≥65 Years: Estimates with Generalized Linear Models Accounting for Healthy Vaccinee Effects},
  author={Benjamin J Ridenhour and Michael A. Campitelli and Jeffrey C. Kwong and Laura C Rosella and Ben G. Armstrong and Punam Mangtani and Andrew J. Calzavara and David K Shay},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Estimates of the effectiveness of influenza vaccines in older adults may be biased because of difficulties identifying and adjusting for confounders of the vaccine-outcome association. We estimated vaccine effectiveness for prevention of serious influenza complications among older persons by using methods to account for underlying differences in risk for these complications. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study among Ontario residents aged ≥ 65 years from September… CONTINUE READING
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