PICOT statement.docx - PICOT For older patients aged 65 years and older(P use of an influenza vaccine(I compared to not receiving the vaccine(C reduces

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PICOT For older patients aged 65 years and older (P), use of an influenza vaccine (I) compared to not receiving the vaccine (C) reduces the risk of developing pneumonia (O) during the flu season (T). Articles A study carried out from January 2010 through June 2012 estimating community- acquired influenza pneumonia hospitalization which was laboratory confirmed and its association with prior vaccination indicated a positive correlation. In general, the odds of acquiring influenza pneumonia are lower in individuals who have undergone previous immunization. The study revealed that hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia were frequent in patients who had not received the vaccine. The authors' appraisal is influenza vaccination is vital to preventing hospitalizations arising from acute respiratory illness due to influenza. Estimated effectiveness of influenza vaccine in adults who are 65 years or older is about 42-61%[Gri15]. Following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensing of the high-
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  • Fall '12
  • Influenza vaccine, Influenza pneumonia, influenza pneumonia hospitalization

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