Impact of appointment reminders on vaccination coverage at an urban clinic.

@article{Irigoyen2000ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of appointment reminders on vaccination coverage at an urban clinic.},
  author={Matilde Irigoyen and Sally E. Findley and B B Earle and Kevin Stambaugh and Russell Vaughan},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={106 4 Suppl},
  pages={919-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To test if appointment reminders blinded to immunization status improve kept-appointment and vaccination coverage rates. Design. Controlled trial. SETTING Pediatric clinic serving a low-income community in New York City. INTERVENTION Children ages 4 through 18 months (n = 1273) scheduled sequentially for clinic appointments were systematically assigned to 1 of 4 study groups: control (n = 346); postcard (n = 314); telephone call (n = 307); and postcard and telephone call (n = 306… CONTINUE READING