Improving Quality by Encouraging Providers To Use Pediatric Combination Vaccines

It is not every day in the health care business where an investment of $1 results in savings of more than $18. There is solid evidence to support widespread pediatric vaccinations, especially combination vaccines, to achieve such cost saving. Goldfarb and colleagues analyze the promotion of pediatric combination vaccines in a managed care setting and make recommendations to improve our current performance.

Highlights:

  • Use of Combination Vaccines To Improve Immunization Coverage Rates and Timeliness of Administration
  • National Recommendations From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Combination Vaccines
  • Potential Effects of Combination Vaccines on Quality and Cost
  • Barriers to Broader Use of Combination Vaccines
  • Managed Care Strategies To Improve Utilization of Combination Vaccines