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A Population-Based Cohort Study of Undervaccination in 8 Managed Care Organizations Across the United States
Published: 2013
SYNOPSIS

Fully vaccinated children require much more emergency care than undervaccinated children.

CITATION

Jason M. Glanz, PhD; Sophia R. Newcomer, MPH; Komal J. Narwaney, MD, PhD; Simon J. Hambidge, MD, PhD; Matthew F. Daley, MD; Nicole M. Wagner, MPH, et al. JAMA Pediatrics, 2013;167(3):274-281.

SUMMARY

“Children who were undervaccinated because of parental choice had lower rates of outpatient visits, lower rates of ED [emergency room] encounters… undervaccinated children had lower outpatient visit rates compared with children who were age-appropriately vaccinated.”

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