Racial Disparities in Pneumococcal Vaccination in Managed Care
The goal of the study was to determine effectiveness of a telephone reminder to increase pneumococcal vaccination in a managed care population.
Pneumococcal Disease Prevention
Behavioral: phone call from nurses - informational only
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
|Official Title:||Racial Disparities in Pneumococcal Vaccination in Managed Care: the Effects of Randomized Telephone Outreach|
- pneumococcal vaccination coverage
|Study Start Date:||March 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2005|
Patients randomized to the intervention arm received a telephone call from managed care nurses asking about their pneumococcal vaccination status and whether they would like to be vaccinated. We compared six month follow-up of pneumococcal vaccination in electronic medical records for the intervention versus control group. We tested the percent vaccinated in each randomization arm using chi-square tests for proportions.
|United States, Georgia|
|Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30333|
|Principal Investigator:||Carla A Winston, PhD||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|