An important aspect of preventive medical care is to be sure vaccinations are up to date. Many vaccinations are required during childhood and several are recommended for adults. Vaccinations help prevent many infectious diseases that cause epidemics or significant mortality in the population, such as influenza and measles. Many health systems monitor the number of patients who receive recommended vaccinations as a way to measure quality of care. At UTSW, we take preventive medicine seriously and consider appropriate vaccinations critical to maintaining good health in our patients.
Compare UT Southwestern’s scores with state and national averages for the following preventative care measures:
|Best Practices/Preventative Care Measures||UT Southwestern University Hospitals|
|Hospitalized patients assessed and given influenza vaccination|