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Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Workers: Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Benefit Underpinning Policies of Enforcement

De Serres, Gaston; Skowronski, Danuta M; Ward, Brian J; Gardam, Michael; Lemieux, Camille; Yassi, Annalee; Patrick, David M; Krajden, Mel; Loeb, Mark; Collignon, Peter; Carrat, Fabrice


Background: Four cluster randomized controlled trials (cRCTs) conducted in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) have reported reductions in patient risk through increased healthcare worker (HCW) influenza vaccination. This evidence has led to expansive policies of enforcement that include all staff of acute care hospitals and other healthcare settings beyond LTCFs. We critique and quantify the cRCT evidence for indirect patient benefit underpinning policies of mandatory HCW influenza vaccination....[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163586
Access Rights: Open Access


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