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Translating evidence into practice
The case of influenza vaccination

DAVID MCDAID, ALAN MAYNARD
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/11.4.453 453-455 First published online: 1 December 2001

Abstract

A problem common to all health care systems remains the translation of robust evidence into effective practice. Influenza vaccination has been reported to be an effective public health care intervention, but guidelines on coverage and subsequent uptake rates for vaccination across European countries vary substantially. One challenge therefore is to evaluate how effective different implementation mechanisms may be in improving overall vaccination rates for target populations across Europe.

  • influenza vaccination
  • implementation mechanisms