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.
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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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Hospitalization;Influenza;Medically attended acute respiratory illness;Outpatients
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