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Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012


Vaccination of Health Care Workers to Protect Patients at Increased Risk for Acute Respiratory Disease

Gayle P. DolanComments to Author , Rebecca M. Harris, Mandy Clarkson, Rachel Sokal, Gemma Morgan, Mitsuru Mukaigawara, Hiroshi Horiuchi, Rachel Hale, Laura Stormont, Laura Béchard-Evans, Yi-Sheng Chao, Sergey Eremin, Sara Martins, John S. Tam, Javier Peñalver, Arina Zanuzdana, and Jonathan S. Nguyen-Van-Tam

Author affiliations: University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK (G.P. Dolan, R. Hale, J.S. Nguyen-Van-Tam); World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (R.C. Harris, M. Mukaigawara, L. Stormont, Laura Béchard-Evans, Y.-S. Chao, S. Eremin, S. Martins, J.S. Tam, J. Peñalver); National Health Service Derbyshire County, Chesterfield, UK (M. Clarkson, R. Sokal); Health Protection Agency South West, Gloucester, UK (G. Morgan); Tokyo Medical Dental University, Tokyo, Japan (H. Horiuchi); and University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany (A. Zanuzdana)

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Table 1

Risk for bias assessed by using the Cochrane Collaboration tool in a review of the vaccination of health care workers to protect patients at risk for acute respiratory disease

Study Sequence generation Allocation concealment Blinding of participants, personnel and outcome assessors
Incomplete outcome data
Selective outcome reporting Other sources of bias
Primary outcome Secondary outcomes Primary outcome Secondary outcomes
Lemaitre et al. (26)
Hayward et al. (27)
Carman et al. (24)
Potter et al. (25)
Saito et al. (33)
Oshitani et al. (28)

*Black shading, low risk of bias; light gray shading, uncertain risk of bias; dark gray shading, high risk of bias; blank cells, no secondary outcome measure reported.

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