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Measuring the performance of vaccination programs using cross-sectional surveys: a likelihood framework and retrospective analysis.

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BACKGROUND: The performance of routine and supplemental immunization activities is usually measured by the administrative method: dividing the number of doses distributed by the size of the target population. This method leads to coverage estimates that are sometimes impossible (e.g., vaccination of 102% of the target population), and are generally inconsistent with the proportion found to be vaccinated in Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS). We describe a method that estimates the fraction...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pmed.1001110

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Lessler, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Luquero, FJ More by this author
Cummings, DA More by this author
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS medicine Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
10
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Article: e1001110
Publication date:
2011-10-05
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
URN:
uuid:2f438107-f433-4c1c-9808-3e26235edf44
Source identifiers:
314554
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pubs:314554

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