Racial Disparities in Pneumococcal Vaccination in Managed Care
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The goal of the study was to determine effectiveness of a telephone reminder to increase pneumococcal vaccination in a managed care population.
Condition or disease
Pneumococcal Disease Prevention
Behavioral: phone call from nurses - informational only
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- recommended for pneumococcal vaccination according to age or medical comorbidity
- already known to have received pneumococcal vaccine