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Missed opportunities to immunize preschoolers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7598517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Local health departments (n = 122) and private physician offices (n = 90) responded to a mailed survey assessing practices of immunizing children presenting with any of 17 conditions identified in the literature as invalid contraindications to immunizations. More than 30% of both provider groups withheld immunizations in the presence of six conditions identified as invalid, specifically tuberculosis, current antimicrobial therapy, recent exposure to infectious disease, mild diarrheal illness in an otherwise well child, any convalescent phase of an illness, and current or recent mild illness. These findings document provider contributions to the problem of inadequate childhood immunizations and underscore the importance of improved provider education on immunization practices.
P J Salsberry; J T Nickel; R Mitch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied nursing research : ANR     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0897-1897     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Nurs Res     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-03     Completed Date:  1995-08-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901557     Medline TA:  Appl Nurs Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-60     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
College of Nursing, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Family Practice
Immunization / contraindications*,  standards
Nursing Evaluation Research
Private Practice*
Public Health*

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