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Hospitalization following Outpatient Medical Care for Influenza: US Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network, 2011-12-2015-16.

A new interesting article has been published in Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2018 Nov 8. doi: 10.1111/irv.12616. [Epub ahead of print] and titled:

Hospitalization following Outpatient Medical Care for Influenza: US Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network, 2011-12-2015-16.

Authors of this article are:

Appiah GD, Chung JR, Flannery B, Havers F, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Monto AS, Martin ET, Gaglani M, Murthy K, Jackson LA, Jackson ML, McLean HQ, Belongia EA, Fry AM.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Over five seasons, we determined the proportion of outpatients with laboratory-confirmed, influenza-associated illness who were hospitalized within 30 days following the outpatient visit. Overall, 136 (1.7%) of 7,813 influenza-positive patients were hospitalized a median of 4 days after an outpatient visit. Patients aged ≥65 years and those with high-risk conditions were at increased risk of hospitalization. After controlling for age and high-risk conditions, vaccination status and infecting influenza virus type were not associated with hospitalization risk among adults. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Hospitalization;Influenza;Medically attended acute respiratory illness;Outpatients

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