Physician and practice factors related to influenza vaccination among the elderly.

@article{Zimmerman2004PhysicianAP,
  title={Physician and practice factors related to influenza vaccination among the elderly.},
  author={Richard Kent Zimmerman and Mary Patricia Nowalk and Inis Jane Bardella and Michael J. Fine and Janine E. Janosky and Tammy A. Santibanez and Stephen A. Wilson and Mahlon Raymund},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
BACKGROUND Influenza vaccination rates among adults, especially in minority populations, remain below national goals of 90%. This study investigated in diverse settings, facilitators of and barriers to patient influenza vaccination from the physician's perspective. METHODS Two-stage, stratified, random-cluster sampling was employed to select 71 clinicians from inner-city, rural, suburban, and Veterans Affairs (VA) practices, and a random sample of 925 of their patients aged >/=65 years… CONTINUE READING
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