UTSW Preventative Care Measures – Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination

Why Is This Important?

Influenza (flu) is a seasonal viral infection that may be very dangerous in certain populations, such as seniors, children and infants, people with decreased immunity, and pregnant women. Patients should be assessed for whether they have had a flu shot when admitted to the hospital. If these patients have not had a flu shot, they should be given the opportunity to receive a flu shot before leaving the hospital.

Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination

What Does This Graph Show?

This graph shows the percentage of time hospitalized patients were assessed and given a flu shot compared to Texas and U.S. averages. A higher percentage is better for this metric. UTSW scores better than average on this important measure.