A systems approach to improving timeliness of immunisation

Bailie, Ross, Si, Damin, Dowden, Michelle C., Selvey, Christine E., Kennedy, Catherine, Cox, Rhonda, O’Donoghue, Lynette, Liddle, Helen, Connors, Christine M., Thompson, Sandra, Burke, Hugh and Brown, Alex (2009) A systems approach to improving timeliness of immunisation. Vaccine, 27 27: 3669-3674. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.02.068

Author Bailie, Ross
Si, Damin
Dowden, Michelle C.
Selvey, Christine E.
Kennedy, Catherine
Cox, Rhonda
O’Donoghue, Lynette
Liddle, Helen
Connors, Christine M.
Thompson, Sandra
Burke, Hugh
Brown, Alex
Title A systems approach to improving timeliness of immunisation
Journal name Vaccine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0264-410X
Publication date 2009-06-02
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.02.068
Volume 27
Issue 27
Start page 3669
End page 3674
Total pages 6
Editor R. E. Spier
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract Timeliness of immunisation is important in achieving a protective effect at the individual and population levels. Recent international research has highlighted the importance of organisational features of the health system in timely immunisation. This paper reports on an analysis of the availability of records of timely delivery of childhood immunisations in Indigenous primary care services and organisational features of vaccination programs in different jurisdictions in Australia. The findings demonstrate wide variation in recorded timely delivery of immunisations between health centres within and between jurisdictions. Significant deficiencies in the approach to delivery and recording of immunisations appear to be principally related to fragmented systems of delivery, recording and communication between child health and primary care services. Understanding these deficiencies presents opportunities for improving timely immunisation.
Keyword Immunisation timeliness
Primary health care
Indigenous health
Health systems
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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