Increasing influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates in high-risk groups in one primary care trust as part of a clinical governance programme

Siriwardena, A Niroshan and Wilburn, Tracy and Hazelwood, Louise (2003) Increasing influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates in high-risk groups in one primary care trust as part of a clinical governance programme. Clinical Governance: An International Journal, 8 (3). pp. 200-207. ISSN 1477-7274

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Abstract

The background is that clinical governance is a new mechanism for improving patient care within primary care organisations. The aim is to investigate the ability of practices in a single Primary Care Trust to improve influenza and pneumococcal vaccination uptake in high risk groups as a component of a clinical governance programme. A descriptive before and after study was undertaken at West Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust. Concludes that clinically, important improvements in influenza vaccination uptake occurred in patients over 65 years, and for influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in coronary heart disease and diabetic patients between the two audit cycles demonstrating the ability of participating practices to achieve and exceed national targets for influenza immunisation of these high-risk groups.

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Additional Information:The background is that clinical governance is a new mechanism for improving patient care within primary care organisations. The aim is to investigate the ability of practices in a single Primary Care Trust to improve influenza and pneumococcal vaccination uptake in high risk groups as a component of a clinical governance programme. A descriptive before and after study was undertaken at West Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust. Concludes that clinically, important improvements in influenza vaccination uptake occurred in patients over 65 years, and for influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in coronary heart disease and diabetic patients between the two audit cycles demonstrating the ability of participating practices to achieve and exceed national targets for influenza immunisation of these high-risk groups.
Keywords:clinical audit, clinical governance, family practice, feedback, general practice, immunisation, vaccination, Influenza vaccination, pneumococcal vacccination, primary health care
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B714 Practice Nursing
A Medicine and Dentistry > A300 Clinical Medicine
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:2601
Deposited By: Niro Siriwardena
Deposited On:01 Jun 2010 18:27
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:38

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