The effect of the introduction of pneumococcal vaccination for adults as a quality measure on vaccination rates in Clalit Health Services Academic Article uri icon


  • BACKGROUND: The incidence of invasive pneumococcal infections in industrialized countries is above 50/100,000 annuaty in adults over the age of 65 years. The Israel Ministry of Health recommends 23-valent polysaccharide anti-pneumococcaL vaccination for patients with immune suppression or chronic diseases and citizens above the age of 65 years. METHODS: in 1.1. 2008 pneumococcal vaccination for adults was introduced as a quality measure in CLalit Health Services (CHS). At the time of the introduction of pneumococcaL vaccination as a new quality measure in CHS, as one of 70 quality measures in community medicine, the target population included all CHS enrollees over 65 years of age and patients with specific chronic diseases. The relative weight of this quality measure within the set of CHS quality measures was set at 3.19%. The goal for the …

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  • January 1, 2011