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Improving Quality by Encouraging Providers To Use Pediatric Combination Vaccines

Improving Quality by Encouraging Providers To Use Pediatric Combination Vaccines

It is not every day in the health care business where an investment of $1 results in savings of more than $18. There is solid evidence to support widespread pediatric vaccinations, especially combination vaccines, to achieve such cost saving. Goldfarb and colleagues analyze the promotion of pediatric combination vaccines in a managed care setting and make recommendations to improve our current performance.

Highlights:


  • Use of Combination Vaccines To Improve Immunization Coverage Rates and Timeliness of Administration

  • National Recommendations From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Combination Vaccines

  • Potential Effects of Combination Vaccines on Quality and Cost

  • Barriers to Broader Use of Combination Vaccines

  • Managed Care Strategies To Improve Utilization of Combination Vaccines