Study: higher vaccine rates associated with indicative language by provider, more efficient

New research from Boston Medical Center finds that using clear, unambiguous language when recommending HPV vaccination both increases vaccine acceptance and increases conversation efficiency while preserving patient satisfaction. Published in Vaccine, the new research findings show that adolescents are nine times more likely to receive a vaccine when providers introduce the topic to parents with a simple statement like “your child is due for vaccines today.” It also results in a shorter vaccine discussion.



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