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S D Med ; 72(4): 164-167, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31436929

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BACKGROUND: The Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency serves a large non-English speaking and low socioeconomic status population. We designed a quality initiative to increase influenza and pneumonia vaccination rates in our elderly patients. METHODS: The main components of the project included improved clinic workflow, physician and staff education, and heightened patient awareness of vaccination importance. For the latter, we employed posters with key points about why patients should receive the vaccines, and personalized handouts with a photo of their provider discussing the importance of receiving these vaccines. The handouts were translated into the four most common non-English languages served by our clinics. RESULTS: Following implementation of the initiative, influenza vaccination rates increased from 35 to 53 percent, PPSV23 vaccination rates increased from 62.5 to 64 percent, and most impressively, PCV13 vaccination rates increased from 40 to 60 percent. CONCLUSION: This quality improvement project demonstrated meaningful change with minimal financial and logistical investment and should be sustainable in the long-term.


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Programas de Imunização/organização & administração , Vacinas contra Influenza , Influenza Humana/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia/prevenção & controle , Idoso , Medicina de Família e Comunidade , Humanos , Vacinas contra Influenza/administração & dosagem , South Dakota , Vacinação
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