Health care use

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The indicators of health care utilisation presented here cover preventive services (childhood vaccinations and influenza vaccinations among elderly people), the number of doctor consultations, hospital activities (length of hospital stay and hospital discharge rates) and selected diagnostic and surgical procedures (CT and MRI exams, and caesarean sections).

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Keywords:  Child vaccination, Hospital discharge rates, Influenza vaccination, Doctors' consultations, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams, Length of hospital stay, Caesarean sections, Computed tomography (CT) exams

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Influenza is a common infectious disease that affects many people. Most people with influenza recover quickly, but elderly people and those with chronic medical conditions are at higher risk of complications and even death. Influenza vaccination rate refers to the number of people aged 65 and older who have received an annual influenza vaccination, divided by the total number of people over 65 years of age. This indicator is measured as a percentage of the population aged 65 and older who have received an annual influenza vaccine. The data come from administrative sources or surveys, depending on the country.

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Keywords:  immunisation, flu, elderly, Influenza vaccination
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