Mary Patricia Nowalk

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Factors associated with in-office influenza vaccination by U.S. pediatric providers
    Chyongchiou Jeng Lin
    4715 Baldwin Manor Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227, USA
    BMC Pediatr 13:180. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Impact of hospital policies on health care workers' influenza vaccination rates
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:697-701. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Evaluation of a toolkit to introduce standing orders for influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in adults: a multimodal pilot project
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, United States
    Vaccine 30:5978-82. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Missed opportunities to vaccinate older adults in primary care
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 18:20-7. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Missed opportunities for adult immunization in diverse primary care office settings
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3518 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Vaccine 22:3457-63. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Self-reported influenza vaccination rates among health care workers in a large health system
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:574-81. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Raising adult vaccination rates over 4 years among racially diverse patients at inner-city health centers
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1177-82. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Parental perspectives on influenza immunization of children aged 6 to 23 months
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:210-4. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Tailored interventions to introduce influenza vaccination among 6- to 23-month-old children at inner-city health centers
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3518 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:717-24. 2005
  10. pmc Determinants of adult vaccination at inner-city health centers: a descriptive study
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 7:2. 2006

Detail Information

Publications69

  1. pmc Factors associated with in-office influenza vaccination by U.S. pediatric providers
    Chyongchiou Jeng Lin
    4715 Baldwin Manor Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227, USA
    BMC Pediatr 13:180. 2013
    ..A broad sample of U.S. pediatric offices was assessed to determine factors that influence in-office influenza vaccination rates...
  2. doi request reprint Impact of hospital policies on health care workers' influenza vaccination rates
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:697-701. 2013
    ..Overall annual influenza vaccination rate has slowly increased among health care workers but still remains below the national goal of 90%...
  3. doi request reprint Evaluation of a toolkit to introduce standing orders for influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in adults: a multimodal pilot project
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, United States
    Vaccine 30:5978-82. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Missed opportunities to vaccinate older adults in primary care
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 18:20-7. 2005
    ..The purposes of this study were to characterize missed opportunities for adult vaccinations and assess the impact of the vaccine delay on missed opportunities for influenza vaccination as recorded in medical records...
  5. ncbi request reprint Missed opportunities for adult immunization in diverse primary care office settings
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3518 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Vaccine 22:3457-63. 2004
    ..A health maintenance flow sheet can prompt providers to discuss vaccination and record vaccines as they are administered...
  6. doi request reprint Self-reported influenza vaccination rates among health care workers in a large health system
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:574-81. 2008
    ..The national health care worker (HCW) influenza vaccination rate is only 42% despite recommendations that HCWs receive influenza vaccine to prevent influenza among patients...
  7. doi request reprint Raising adult vaccination rates over 4 years among racially diverse patients at inner-city health centers
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1177-82. 2008
    ..To increase adult immunizations at inner-city health centers serving primarily minority patients...
  8. ncbi request reprint Parental perspectives on influenza immunization of children aged 6 to 23 months
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:210-4. 2005
    ..Participating inner-city health centers designed interventions to introduce influenza vaccination among this group of children. The study was designed to assess parents' attitudes toward the vaccine...
  9. ncbi request reprint Tailored interventions to introduce influenza vaccination among 6- to 23-month-old children at inner-city health centers
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3518 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:717-24. 2005
    ....
  10. pmc Determinants of adult vaccination at inner-city health centers: a descriptive study
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 7:2. 2006
    ..This study was designed to: 1) assess self-reported pneumococcal vaccination rates following health center level interventions to increase adult vaccination rates; and 2) determine factors associated with vaccination...
  11. pmc Changes in parents' perceptions of infant influenza vaccination over two years
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 99:636-41. 2007
    ..Inner-city health centers serving large proportions of low-income and minority children participated in a study to introduce influenza vaccination among healthy infants in 2002-2003 and 2003-2004...
  12. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of immunization education resources by family medicine residency directors
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Fam Med 39:715-9. 2007
    ..Immunization is a rapidly evolving field, and teachers of family medicine are responsible for ensuring that they and their students are knowledgeable about the latest vaccine recommendations...
  13. ncbi request reprint Office manager and nurse perspectives on facilitators of adult immunization
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:755-60. 2009
    ..To assess which characteristics of primary care practices serving low- to middle-income white and minority patients relate to pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) and influenza vaccination rates...
  14. ncbi request reprint The physician's office: can it influence adult immunization rates?
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:13-9. 2004
    ..To determine which office and patient factors affect adult influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates...
  15. ncbi request reprint Using quantitative and qualitative approaches to understand racial disparities in adult vaccination
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3518 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:1052-60. 2009
    ..This study used both quantitative and qualitative methods to assess physician and practice factors contributing to disparities in a sample of inner-city, urban, and suburban practices in low to moderate income neighborhoods...
  16. ncbi request reprint Immunization education among family practice residency programs
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA15216, USA
    Fam Med 35:711-6. 2003
    ..The dynamic nature of immunization schedules, shortages, and administration techniques makes keeping up to date with current national recommendations difficult and necessitates periodic evaluation of immunization teaching resources...
  17. ncbi request reprint Establish the habit: influenza vaccination for health care personnel
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Healthc Qual 32:35-42. 2010
    ..Establishing the influenza vaccination habit using age-based targeted messages may be the most effective way to increase rates for HCP without mandates...
  18. doi request reprint Improving influenza vaccination rates in the workplace: a randomized trial
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3518 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15261, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:237-46. 2010
    ....
  19. pmc Impact of the 2004 influenza vaccine shortage on patients from inner city health centers
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Urban Health 84:389-99. 2007
    ..Vaccination during the influenza vaccine shortage appears to have followed preferential vaccination of the CDC-established priority group (> or =65 years) and did not result in racial disparities in inner-city health centers...
  20. pmc Parental perspectives on influenza vaccination of children with chronic medical conditions
    Chyongchiou J Lin
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:148-53. 2006
    ..Minorities and those living in the inner city have a higher respiratory disease burden than other groups. Yet, influenza vaccination rates among all children with chronic medical conditions remain low...
  21. pmc Understanding adult vaccination in urban, lower-socioeconomic settings: influence of physician and prevention systems
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Fam Med 7:534-41. 2009
    ..This study was designed to assess which physician and practice characteristics might explain differences in rates across physicians...
  22. pmc Improving influenza vaccination rates of high-risk inner-city children over 2 intervention years
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3518 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:534-40. 2006
    ..We wanted to determine whether interventions tailored to individual practice sites improve influenza immunization rates among high-risk children in inner-city health centers over 2 years...
  23. ncbi request reprint Predictors of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination among patients at three inner-city neighborhood health centers
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 3:149-59. 2005
    ..Despite the availability of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV), vaccination rates are modest, and racial disparity in these rates is known to occur...
  24. pmc Predictors of lower endoscopy use among patients at three inner-city neighborhood health centers
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3518 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261, USA
    J Urban Health 83:221-30. 2006
    ..Advances in colon preparation procedures and better educational campaigns might lessen this perceived barrier and may be particularly important in disadvantaged and African American communities...
  25. pmc Tailored interventions to increase influenza vaccination in neighborhood health centers serving the disadvantaged
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1699-705. 2003
    ..We designed and evaluated interventions to increase adult immunizations within inner-city health centers...
  26. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of standing order programs for pneumococcal vaccination of hospitalized elderly patients
    Donald B Middleton
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:385-94. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of SOPs for pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) vaccination for patients 65 years of age or older in 2 types of hospital...
  27. pmc Assessing disparities in adult vaccination using multimodal approaches in primary care offices: methodology
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3518 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Urban Health 85:217-27. 2008
    ..Multimodal data collection from these practices should provide a rich data source for examining the complex interplay of factors affecting immunization disparities among older adults...
  28. doi request reprint Factorial design for improving influenza vaccination among employees of a large health system
    Richard Kent Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:691-7. 2009
    ..As healthcare personnel (HCP) influenza vaccination becomes a quality indicator for healthcare facilities, effective interventions are needed. This study was designed to test a factorial design to improve HCP vaccination rates...
  29. pmc Predictors of colorectal cancer screening in diverse primary care practices
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3518 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:116. 2006
    ....
  30. pmc Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine among healthcare workers during an influenza pandemic
    Kenneth J Smith
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:200-6. 2010
    ..To assess the usefulness and cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) among healthcare workers compared with nonuse of PPV during an influenza pandemic...
  31. ncbi request reprint Overcoming barriers to establishing an inpatient vaccination program for pneumococcus using standing orders
    Donald B Middleton
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15215, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:874-81. 2005
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of influenza immunization for inner-city children aged 6 to 23 months
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:397-403. 2004
    ..This study tested the feasibility of vaccinating 6- to 23-month-old children against influenza and assessed the effect on timely receipt of other vaccines...
  33. pmc Standing orders for influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination: correlates identified in a national survey of U.S. Primary care physicians
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 13:22. 2012
    ..Standing orders programs (SOPs) allow non-physician medical staff to assess eligibility and administer vaccines without a specific physician's order. SOPs increase vaccination rates but are underutilized...
  34. pmc Breast cancer risk assessment in socioeconomically disadvantaged urban communities
    Chyongchiou Jeng Lin
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Shadyside Place, Suite 110, 580 S Aiken Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 99:752-6. 2007
    ..This risk communication may help encourage minority and low-income women to receive screening mammography. It has the potential to improve breast cancer screening rates...
  35. ncbi request reprint Effects of the year 2000 influenza vaccine delay on elderly patients' attitudes and behaviors
    Tammy A Santibanez
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Prev Med 37:417-23. 2003
    ..Our objective was to quantify the impact of this delay on immunization rates, location of receipt of immunization, and patient attitudes and beliefs about the influenza vaccine...
  36. ncbi request reprint What affects influenza vaccination rates among older patients? An analysis from inner-city, suburban, rural, and Veterans Affairs practices
    Richard Kent Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Am J Med 114:31-8. 2003
    ..Our objective was to identify facilitators of, and barriers to, vaccination in diverse groups of older patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint Physician and practice factors related to influenza vaccination among the elderly
    Richard Kent Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:1-10. 2004
    ..This study investigated in diverse settings, facilitators of and barriers to patient influenza vaccination from the physician's perspective...
  38. pmc Modeling of cost effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination strategies in U.S. older adults
    Kenneth J Smith
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:373-81. 2013
    ..The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for adults, but its role in older adults is unclear...
  39. pmc Beliefs and attitudes about influenza immunization among parents of children with chronic medical conditions over a two-year period
    Chyongchiou J Lin
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Urban Health 83:874-83. 2006
    ....
  40. pmc Racial differences in beliefs about genetic screening among patients at inner-city neighborhood health centers
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15261, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:370-7. 2006
    ..Given the history of racial disparities in screening, early detection and accessing treatment, understanding racial differences in beliefs about genetics is essential to preventing disparities in some conditions...
  41. pmc Physician attitudes and beliefs associated with patient pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination status
    Tammy A Santibanez
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:41-8. 2004
    ..This study investigated potential barriers to patients receiving the PPV, including predisposing, enabling, environmental and reinforcing factors among physicians from a variety of practice and geographic settings...
  42. ncbi request reprint Barriers and facilitators of pneumococcal vaccination among the elderly
    Richard Kent Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3518 Fifth Avenue, PA 15261, USA
    Vaccine 21:1510-7. 2003
    ..0001). In regression analysis, predictors of vaccination included: belief that doctor recommends vaccine, feeling that vaccination is wise, recommendation by someone in the physician's office, and receipt of influenza vaccine...
  43. ncbi request reprint Barriers to pneumococcal and influenza vaccination in older community-dwelling adults (2000-2001)
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:25-30. 2004
    ..To identify facilitators of and barriers to vaccination in patients from a range of socioeconomic levels...
  44. doi request reprint Age, revaccination, and tolerance effects on pneumococcal vaccination strategies in the elderly: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Kenneth J Smith
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Vaccine 27:3159-64. 2009
    ..Revaccination strategies for the elderly are less cost-effective, particularly when prior vaccination and vaccine tolerance are considered...
  45. ncbi request reprint Interventions over 2 years to increase influenza vaccination of children aged 6-23 months in inner-city family health centers
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3518 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Vaccine 24:1523-9. 2006
    ..5-28.0) for the second intervention year. Children vaccinated against influenza were more likely to have received DTaP 3 and MMR within 2 months of the recommended age than children not vaccinated against influenza (P < 0.001)...
  46. ncbi request reprint What predicts influenza vaccination status in older Americans over several years?
    Melissa Tabbarah
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1354-9. 2005
    ..To examine the correlates of repeat influenza vaccination and determine whether there are age-group (50-64, > or =65) differences in decision-making behavior...
  47. doi request reprint The comparative value of various employer-sponsored influenza vaccination clinics
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 54:1107-17. 2012
    ..Many US firms offer influenza vaccination clinics to prevent lost productivity due to influenza. Strategies to promote and offer vaccination differ, and the economic value of the strategies is unknown...
  48. doi request reprint Estimating the cost-effectiveness of a national program to eliminate disparities in influenza vaccination rates among elderly minority groups
    Constantinos I Michaelidis
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, United States
    Vaccine 29:3525-30. 2011
    ..In an analysis using conservative assumptions, we found that a hypothetical program to ameliorate disparities in influenza vaccination rates has a moderate to high likelihood of being cost-effective...
  49. pmc Developing a community-academic partnership to improve recognition and treatment of depression in underserved African American and white elders
    Deborah Dobransky-Fasiska
    Research Network Develop Core, The Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research in Late Life Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:953-64. 2009
    ..The authors describe the process and challenges of developing a community/academic research partnership to address these disparities...
  50. pmc Cost-effectiveness of dual influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in 50-year-olds
    Kenneth J Smith
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Vaccine 28:7620-5. 2010
    ..Results were sensitive to shorter time horizons, favoring CDC recommendations. We found dual vaccination of all 50-year-olds economically reasonable. Shorter duration models may not fully account for PPV effectiveness...
  51. pmc Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in immunocompromised adults
    Kenneth J Smith
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Vaccine 31:3950-6. 2013
    ..This analysis estimates the cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination strategies in HIV-infected individuals and in the broader immunocompromised adult group...
  52. doi request reprint Hospital policies, state laws, and healthcare worker influenza vaccination rates
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:854-7. 2013
    ..Hospital mandates with consequences for noncompliance and race were associated with 3%-12% increases in HCW vaccination; state laws were not significantly related to vaccination rates. ..
  53. doi request reprint Alternative strategies for adult pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Kenneth J Smith
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Vaccine 26:1420-31. 2008
    ..PPV at ages 50/65 may be clinically and, depending on cost-effectiveness criterion used, economically favored over present vaccination recommendations...
  54. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a program to eliminate disparities in pneumococcal vaccination rates in elderly minority populations: an exploratory analysis
    Constantinos I Michaelidis
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Value Health 16:311-7. 2013
    ..Here, we estimate the cost-effectiveness of a hypothetical national vaccination intervention program designed to eliminate racial disparities in pneumococcal vaccination in the elderly...
  55. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of adult vaccination strategies using pneumococcal conjugate vaccine compared with pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
    Kenneth J Smith
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Management, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 200 Meyran Ave, Ste 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    JAMA 307:804-12. 2012
    ..The cost-effectiveness of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) compared with 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) among US adults is unclear...
  56. ncbi request reprint Shortage of influenza vaccine in 2000-2001: did it change patient beliefs?
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3518 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Prev Med 24:349-53. 2003
    ..To determine which patient beliefs associated with influenza vaccination changed during a vaccine shortage year (2000-2001) from a nonshortage year (1999-2000)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Barriers and facilitators of colon cancer screening among patients at faith-based neighborhood health centers
    Melissa Tabbarah
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Community Health 30:55-74. 2005
    ..Unlike other studies, the faith-based environment in which these patients are treated may explain the lack of racial disparity specific to our measures of CRC screening...
  58. ncbi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of patient self-report of influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccinations among elderly outpatients in diverse patient care strata
    Richard Kent Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3518 Fifth Avenue, PA 15261, USA
    Vaccine 21:1486-91. 2003
    ..High negative predictive values indicate that clinicians can confidently vaccinate based on negative patient self-report...
  59. doi request reprint Randomized trial of an alternate human papillomavirus vaccine administration schedule in college-aged women
    Richard K Zimmerman
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1441-7. 2010
    ..The three-dose vaccination schedule at 0, 2, and 6 months may be inconvenient for college-aged women. This study assessed noninferiority of the immune response to an alternate vaccination schedule at 0, 2, and 12 months...
  60. ncbi request reprint Estimated costs associated with improving influenza vaccination for health care personnel in a multihospital health system
    Chyongchiou Jeng Lin
    Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 38:67-72. 2012
    ..At the completion of the intervention, estimates were prepared of the costs associated with implementing a multifaceted quality improvement intervention to improve HCP influenza vaccination rates in a large multihospital health system...
  61. pmc Vaccine criticism on the World Wide Web
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Med Internet Res 7:e17. 2005
    ..The Internet can influence perceptions about vaccines because it is the fastest growing source of consumer health information. However, few studies have analyzed vaccine criticism on the Web...
  62. ncbi request reprint Designing a hospital-based pneumococcal vaccination program
    Susan J Skledar
    Drug Use and Disease State Management Program, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center UPMC, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, UP, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 60:1471-6. 2003
  63. ncbi request reprint Increasing pneumococcal vaccination rates among hospitalized patients
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15261, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:526-31. 2003
    ..To increase the proportion of inpatients vaccinated against pneumococcal infection...
  64. ncbi request reprint Shots by STFM: value of immunization software to family medicine residency directors: a CERA study
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Fam Med 44:716-8. 2012
    ..Successful development and marketing of teaching resources requires periodic evaluation of their use and value to their target audience. This study was undertaken to evaluate the 2011 version of Shots by STFM...
  65. ncbi request reprint Use of standing orders for adult influenza vaccination a national survey of primary care physicians
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:144-8. 2011
    ..However, recent data on their use are not available...
  66. doi request reprint Barriers to and facilitators of child influenza vaccine - perspectives from parents, teens, marketing and healthcare professionals
    Kavitha Bhat-Schelbert
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Vaccine 30:2448-52. 2012
    ..The CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for all children age 6 months and older, yet vaccination rates remain modest. Effective strategies to improve influenza vaccination for children are needed...
  67. pmc Public-academic partnerships: improving depression care for disadvantaged adults by partnering with non-mental health agencies
    Deborah Dobransky-Fasiska
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:110-2. 2010
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Understanding physician agreement with varicella immunization guidelines
    Richard Kent Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Prev Med 35:135-42. 2002
    ..Although varicella vaccine was licensed in 1995, immunization rates are only moderate. This study identifies factors associated with physician self-reported likelihood of recommending varicella vaccination to patients...
  69. ncbi request reprint Designing and implementing a hospital-based vaccine standing orders program
    Denise R Sokos
    Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh UP, PA 15241, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 64:1096-102. 2007
    ..An inpatient pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) vaccination program was designed and implemented to meet federal and state regulatory requirements and national vaccination goals...