This evaluation identified the costs of implementing standing orders programs and their components, compared to other organized immunization programs in long term care (LTC) facilities; and determined the cost-effectiveness of such programs and their components. This evaluation required 2 phases: Phase 1 included the identification of program costs and of effects of program on staff and resident flow at the LTC. Phase 2 included determination of cost effectiveness of the programs related to improvement in vaccination coverage rates in the LTC. The project demonstrated that Quality Improvement Organizations can work with nursing homes to implement quality improvement training and projects.
PIC ID: 7434
Agency Sponsor: CDC-NIP, National Immunization Program
Federal Contact: Edgar, Gary, 404-639-8787
Performer: Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC