The rate of influenza immunization to people aged 65 years and older was increased from 45% to 70% by a primary health care-based multiprofessional approach.

@article{Malmvall2007TheRO,
  title={The rate of influenza immunization to people aged 65 years and older was increased from 45% to 70% by a primary health care-based multiprofessional approach.},
  author={Bo-Eric Malmvall and Ingeborg Franzen and P E Abom and M. Hugosson},
  journal={Quality management in health care},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={51-9}
}
For many years, Swedish health authorities have recommended yearly influenza immunization to persons in medical risk groups and to people aged 65 years and older. Despite this recommendation, the vaccination coverage has been lower than 50% in Jönköping County, as in all other counties of Sweden. To increase the rate of influenza immunization in Jönköping County, we established a multiprofessional action group and designed a primary health care-based program. Important elements in the project… CONTINUE READING

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