The purpose of this evaluation is to identify the costs of implementing standing orders programs and their components compared to other organized immunization programs in long term care facilities (LTC) and, subsequently, to determine the cost-effectiveness of such programs and their components. This evaluation will require two phases: Phase 1 will include identification of program costs and of effects of program on staff and resident flow at the LTC and, Phase 2 will include determination of cost effectiveness of the programs related to improvement in vaccination coverage rates in the LTC.
EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION:09/30/2002
AGENCY SPONSOR: National Immunization Program
FEDERAL CONTACT: Abigail Shefer, 404-639-8333
PIC ID: 7434
PERFORMER: Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC