Practical Reviews

Pediatricians Increasingly Likely to Dismiss Patients for Vaccine Refusal

Objective: To assess the changes on requests for vaccine delays and refusals and its impact on U.S. pediatricians' behavior. Methods: Surveys of U.S. pediatricians in 2006 and 2013, conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), contained questions about vaccine refusals, including such encounters in the previous 12 months, estimations of the percentage of parents who had refused ≥1 vaccines, and parental reasons for refusal. Pediatricians were also asked how often patie more...
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