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Neither financial nor educational programs improve vaccination rates

May 26, 2016

Recent study data showed that participating in a financial services program or virtual learning collaborative led to self-reports of increased vaccination rates, although there was little change in actual rates.

“Given the modest effects on immunization rates of both [pay-for-performance (P4P)] and virtual learning quality improvement [QI] collaboratives, the question arises as to whether use of either is worthwhile for improving immunization delivery,” Linda Y. Fu, MD, MS, at the George Washington University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

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C. difficile-associated reactive arthritis underdiagnosed, misdiagnosed among children

May 25, 2016
Recent research in JAMA Pediatrics determined that Clostridium difficile infection-associated reactive arthritis is underdiagnosed and often misdiagnosed among…
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Tweezers most effective for tick detachment

May 25, 2016
Using tweezers was the most effective technique to remove ticks when compared with three commercial removal devices, according to published study…
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Physicians call for universal, single-payer health care system

May 25, 2016
In an editorial published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers outlined a proposal to overhaul the nation’s current health care system and…
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Concussion linked to greater academic dysfunction than extremity injury in students

May 25, 2016
Recent findings published in the American Journal of Public Health showed that students experienced greater academic dysfunction 1 week after concussion compared with…
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Infant Formulas for Food Allergy Treatment and Prevention

Pediatric Annals, April 2016, Volume 45 Issue 4
The number of infant formulas intended for food allergy treatment or prevention has been increasing. Some products…
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Immunization Updates 2015: Pediatrics & Adolescents

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

Despite the proven remarkable effectiveness of vaccines and the striking global impact of immunization campaigns in…
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