Health Outcomes | Flu & Pneumonia Evaluation Measures
Health outcomes measures for adult immunization1-4
The effectiveness of adult immunization programs depends on the intensity of program effort and the use of multiple interventions. A rule of thumb is that the more programs implemented together as a package or campaign, the more successful the interventions will be.
- Determine current rates of employee immunization from employee health survey or health risk appraisal
- Determine levels of diagnostic and treatment procedures related to vaccine-preventable diseases such as influenza from health care and pharmaceutical claims data
- Determine employee knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about adult immunizations
- Evaluate employees’ current knowledge of the health benefits of adult immunizations
- Measure employee’s knowledge of current adult immunization guidelines
- Assess employee awareness of existing workplace adult immunization programs, policies and benefits; and programs available in the community (e.g., influenza immunization programs available at pharmacies)
- Periodic repeats of baseline measures
- Assess changes in levels of employee immunizations, especially influenza immunizations
- Assess changes in employee knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about adult immunizations◦Measure changes in employee knowledge of current adult immunization health benefits and guidelines
- Assess changes in employee awareness of existing workplace adult immunization programs, policies, and benefits; and community programs
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