Quality over quantity: making the case for vaccines – Michael Hodin, Ph.D and William Schaffner, M.D. discuss in op-ed
49,000 is the number of deaths each year in the United States due to flu-related complications. 200,000 is the number of annual flu -related hospitalizations. 10.4 billion dollars is the annual cost to the US healthcare system due to flu. And 1 is the vaccine recommended annually for all individuals age 6 months and older to prevent flu. Then why is it less than ½ of American’s get the flu vaccine each year?
Michael Hodin, Ph.D and William Schaffner, M.D.discuss the importance of prioritizing quality of care over quantity of care in op-ed published by The Hill.