Primary care physician perspectives on reimbursement for childhood immunizations.
Gary L Freed, Anne E Cowan, Sarah J Clark
Pediatrics | Published : 2009
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this research was to explore physicians' attitudes and behaviors related to vaccine financing issues within their practice. Amid the increasing number of vaccine doses recommended for children and adolescents, anecdotal reports suggest that physicians are facing increasing financial pressures from vaccine purchase and administration and may stop providing vaccines altogether to privately insured children. Whether these sentiments are widely held among immunization providers is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional mail survey from July to September 2007 of a random sample of 1280 US pediatricians and family physicians engaged in direct patient care. Main..View full abstract