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Influenza Vaccination Rates, Feedback, and the Hawthorne Effect

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 June 2016

Philip M. Polgreen
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Jean Pottinger
Affiliation:
Program of Hospital Epidemiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Linnea A. Polgreen
Affiliation:
Department of Economics, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business
Daniel J. Diekema
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Program of Hospital Epidemiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Loreen A. Herwaldt
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Program of Hospital Epidemiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
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