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Cost-effectiveness of childhood immunization reminder/recall systems in urban private practices.
Pediatrics. 2000 Jul; 106(1 Pt 2):177-83.Ped

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To assess cost and cost-effectiveness of immunization reminder/recall systems in the private sector.

METHODS

A manual postcard system (mail) was compared with a computer-based telephone system (autodialer) and control. Costs included time costs and the cost of equipment and supplies. The cost per child and the incremental cost of the intervention relative to control were computed. Cost-effectiveness ratios were computed for return visits and for immunizations delivered.

RESULTS

The average cost per child was $2.28 for the mail group and $1.47 for the autodialer group. The incremental visit cost relative to the control was higher for the mail group ($9.52) than for the autodialer group ($3.48). The autodialer was more cost-effective in delivering immunizations: $4. 06 per extra immunization (autodialer) versus $12.82 (mail).

CONCLUSIONS

Excluding start-up costs, the autodialer system was most cost-effective. Including autodialer equipment costs, the autodialer system is more cost-effective only for larger practices.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10888689

Citation

Franzini, L, et al. "Cost-effectiveness of Childhood Immunization Reminder/recall Systems in Urban Private Practices." Pediatrics, vol. 106, no. 1 Pt 2, 2000, pp. 177-83.
Franzini L, Rosenthal J, Spears W, et al. Cost-effectiveness of childhood immunization reminder/recall systems in urban private practices. Pediatrics. 2000;106(1 Pt 2):177-83.
Franzini, L., Rosenthal, J., Spears, W., Martin, H. S., Balderas, L., Brown, M., Milne, G., Drutz, J., Evans, D., Kozinetz, C., Oettgen, B., & Hanson, C. (2000). Cost-effectiveness of childhood immunization reminder/recall systems in urban private practices. Pediatrics, 106(1 Pt 2), 177-83.
Franzini L, et al. Cost-effectiveness of Childhood Immunization Reminder/recall Systems in Urban Private Practices. Pediatrics. 2000;106(1 Pt 2):177-83. PubMed PMID: 10888689.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cost-effectiveness of childhood immunization reminder/recall systems in urban private practices. AU - Franzini,L, AU - Rosenthal,J, AU - Spears,W, AU - Martin,H S, AU - Balderas,L, AU - Brown,M, AU - Milne,G, AU - Drutz,J, AU - Evans,D, AU - Kozinetz,C, AU - Oettgen,B, AU - Hanson,C, PY - 2000/7/11/pubmed PY - 2000/8/6/medline PY - 2000/7/11/entrez SP - 177 EP - 83 JF - Pediatrics JO - Pediatrics VL - 106 IS - 1 Pt 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To assess cost and cost-effectiveness of immunization reminder/recall systems in the private sector. METHODS: A manual postcard system (mail) was compared with a computer-based telephone system (autodialer) and control. Costs included time costs and the cost of equipment and supplies. The cost per child and the incremental cost of the intervention relative to control were computed. Cost-effectiveness ratios were computed for return visits and for immunizations delivered. RESULTS: The average cost per child was $2.28 for the mail group and $1.47 for the autodialer group. The incremental visit cost relative to the control was higher for the mail group ($9.52) than for the autodialer group ($3.48). The autodialer was more cost-effective in delivering immunizations: $4. 06 per extra immunization (autodialer) versus $12.82 (mail). CONCLUSIONS: Excluding start-up costs, the autodialer system was most cost-effective. Including autodialer equipment costs, the autodialer system is more cost-effective only for larger practices. SN - 0031-4005 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10888689/Cost_effectiveness_of_childhood_immunization_reminder/recall_systems_in_urban_private_practices_ L2 - http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=10888689 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -