Influenza immunisation rate for 2005 and factors associated with receiving this vaccine in patients aged 65 years and over admitted to a general medical ward at Auckland City Hospital.
Elizabeth Curry, Nathan Kerr, Joseph Yang, Simon Briggs
N Z Med J | Published : 2006
AIM: To assess the influenza immunisation rate for 2005 in patients aged 65 years and over admitted to a general medical ward at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand; to identify factors associated with receiving this vaccine; and to assess whether particular patient groups have a low influenza immunisation rate. METHOD: Consecutive patients aged 65 years and over admitted to two medical wards were surveyed. Demographic data, how recently patients had last seen their general practitioner (GP), whether patients had received an influenza vaccine reminder from their GP, and whether patients had received the influenza vaccine in 2005 were recorded. Logistic regression analysis was performed to in..View full abstract