Influenza 'At Risk' Search Criteria

 

The Influenza 'At Risk' Search Utility is used to locate patients 'at-risk' for the current flu season. After conducting a search for such patients, you can print scripts or create a recall notification for them.

Note: The settings below are also used to determine for which patients the Influenza Vaccination prompt appears.

 


Risk Groups:

o       Patients >= 65 years.

o       ATSI patients aged >= 15 years. Patient must have their ATSI status recorded.

o       ATSI patients aged >=6 months and <5 years. Patient must have their ATSI status recorded.

o       Patients Aged >= 6 months with Specified Conditions - the 'Specified Conditions' become available for selection once this check box is ticked.

o       Pregnant patients.

 

 


Specified Conditions:

o       These check boxes are only available if you have selected the option 'Patients Aged >= 6 months with Specified Conditions' in the Risk Groups section. See Reference - Influenza Disease Search - Specific Disease Criteria for more information.

 

 


Exclusions:

Selecting any of these options excludes a patient from the Influenza 'At Risk' search or prompt, even if they fulfil a positive criterion elsewhere on this window.

Exclude Patients with an Allergy to any Influenza Vaccine

Patient with 'INFLUENZA', or an entry matching an influenza drug from MDref, as a recorded allergy.

Exclude Patients with an Allergy of “Egg”

Persons with 'EGG' as a recorded allergy.

Exclude Patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)

Patients with a history of Guillain-Barré syndrome

Exclude Patients with an Influenza Vaccine this year

Excludes if the patient has had an Influenza Vaccine this calendar year. If the patient is a child <10 or an immunocompromised patient on their starting doses it will allow for 2 doses as appropriate. See Guidelines for more details.

Exclude Patients who Declined an Influenza Vaccine this year

The current calendar year.

Exclude Patients who Declined an Influenza Vaccine last year

The last calendar year (e.g. 01/01/2012 through to 31/12/2012).

Exclude Patients who have chosen to be excluded from Influenza 'at risk'

As determined via the  Influenza Vaccination prompt settings.

Exclude Patients from Influenza 'At Risk' prompts outside Influenza Season

Flu season starts 1st February, and ends 31st August .

 

Saves your selected criteria as the default for future searches, and when determining for which patients the Influenza Vaccination Prompt appears. Criteria is saved on a per-practitioner basis.

Resets to the default criteria for future searches, and when determining for which patients the Influenza Vaccination Prompt appears.