The efficacy of influenza vaccine in elderly persons. A meta-analysis and review of the literature.

@article{Gross1995TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of influenza vaccine in elderly persons. A meta-analysis and review of the literature.},
  author={Peter A. Gross and A W Hermogenes and Henry S. Sacks and Joseph Lau and Roland A. Levandowski},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={123 7},
  pages={518-27}
}
OBJECTIVE To quantify the protective efficacy of influenza vaccine in elderly persons. DATA SOURCES A MEDLINE search was done using the index terms influenza vaccine, vaccine efficacy, elderly, mortality, hospitalized, and pneumonia. Appropriate references in the initially selected articles were also reviewed. STUDY SELECTION Only cohort observational studies with mortality assessment were included in the meta-analysis. In addition, 3 recent case-control studies, 2 cost-effectiveness… CONTINUE READING
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