Getting the Methods Right — The Foundation of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

  • Gabriel S
  • Normand S
  • 79

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 118

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States is currently experiencing what may turn out to be the largest outbreak of reported pertussis (whooping cough) in 50 years. Why has this theoretically vaccine-preventable disease been on the upswing? The past 45 years have seen concern about the safety of the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine, epidemics stemming from the vaccine's decreased use, and the development of new vaccines using acellular pertussis components (DTaP). In the prevaccine era, the number of reported cases of pertussis reached epidemic proportions every 2 to 5 years.(1),(2) Pertussis immunization in the United . . .

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Authors

  • Sherine E. Gabriel

  • Sharon-Lise T. Normand

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free