Effects of influenza vaccination of health-care workers on mortality of elderly people in long-term care: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Carman2000EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of influenza vaccination of health-care workers on mortality of elderly people in long-term care: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={William F. Carman and Alexander Elder and Lesley A. Wallace and Karen A. McAulay and Andrew A Walker and Gordon D. Murray and David Stott},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2000},
  volume={355 9198},
  pages={93-7}
}
BACKGROUND Vaccination of health-care workers has been claimed to prevent nosocomial influenza infection of elderly patients in long-term care. Data are, however, limited on this strategy. We aimed to find out whether vaccination of health-care workers lowers mortality and the frequency of virologically proven influenza in such patients. METHODS In a parallel-group study, health-care workers in 20 long-term elderly-care hospitals (range 44-105 patients) were randomly offered or not offered… CONTINUE READING
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