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Medicare Benefits Schedule data to monitor influenza immunisation in Australian adults

Dyda, Amalie; MacIntyre, C Raina; Banks, Emily; Kaldor, John; Newall, Anthony T; McIntyre, Peter; Liu, Bette

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Introduction: In Australia, adult immunisation coverage is primarily monitored via periodic telephone surveys that rely on self-reported immunisation status. All Australian residents are eligible for Medicare, so we examined the feasibility of using immunisation-specific Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers to monitor and estimate adult influenza immunisation coverage. Methods: Baseline questionnaire data from 267 129 participants from the 45 and Up Study, a prospective cohort study,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153815
Source: Public Health Research & Practice
DOI: 10.17061/phrp2541543
Access Rights: Open Access

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