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“It’s easier in pharmacy”: why some patients prefer to pay for flu jabs rather than use the National Health Service

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, January 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

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43 tweeters

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Title
“It’s easier in pharmacy”: why some patients prefer to pay for flu jabs rather than use the National Health Service
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-14-35
Pubmed ID
Authors

Claire Anderson, Tracey Thornley

Abstract

There is a need to increase flu vaccination rates in England particularly among those under 65 years of age and at risk because of other conditions and treatments. Patients in at risk groups are eligible for free vaccination on the National Health Service (NHS) in England, but despite this, some choose to pay privately. This paper explores how prevalent this is and why people choose to do it. There is moderate to good evidence from several countries that community pharmacies can safely provide a range of vaccinations, largely seasonal influenza Immunisation. Pharmacy-based services can extend the reach of immunisation programmes. User, doctor and pharmacist satisfaction with these services is high.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
Unknown 106 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 32 29%
Student > Bachelor 21 19%
Researcher 12 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 10%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 18 17%
Unknown 8 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 17%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 17 16%
Social Sciences 8 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 6%
Other 14 13%
Unknown 16 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 55. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 July 2020.
All research outputs
#425,149
of 16,073,961 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#74
of 5,563 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,502
of 257,299 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#1
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