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Effectiveness of Decision Support for Families, Clinicians, or Both on HPV Vaccine Receipt.

Despite proven health benefits, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates are among the lowest of all routine immunizations. No previous large-scale trial has compared the benefit of automated decision support directed at clinicians, families, or both in any context.

We found that a clinician-focused intervention was most effective for initiating the HPV vaccine series, whereas a family-focused intervention supported completion. Decision support directed at both clinicians and families most effectively promotes HPV vaccine series receipt.

The article's lead author is Dr. Alexander Fiks, Co-Medical Director, CHOP Pediatric Research Consortium (PeRC).

CBMi's Dr. Robert Grundmeier, Dean Karavite and James Massey also contributed to the article which appeared in the June issue of Pediatrics.

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