In the latest issue of the Weekly Health News, a study conducted by Dr. Koryu Sato and his colleagues at our department using data from the Japan Aging and Geriatric Evaluation Study (JAGES) was introduced.
The study suggested that the vaccination rate of pneumococcal and influenza vaccines is about twice as high when a family doctor is present.
JAGES – Vaccination rate doubles with family doctor
Weekly Public Health News No. 2098, February 22, 2021 (33)
The paper is here.
Sato K, Kondo N, Murata C, Shobugawa Y, Saito K, Kondo K. Association of pneumococcal and influenza vaccination with patient-physician communication in Older adults: A nationwide cross-sectional study from the JAGES 2016. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE20200505. epub ahead of print. PMID: PMID: 33551389.
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