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Am J Public Health. 2000 Oct;90(10):1613-5.

Determining immunization rates for inner-city infants: statewide registry data vs medical record review.

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University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, USA. stillec@ummhc.org

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This study evaluated the benefit of consulting a statewide immunization registry for inner-city infants whose immunizations appeared, after single-site chart review, to have been delayed.

METHODS:

We prospectively enrolled 315 newborns in 3 inner-city pediatric clinics. When the infants turned 7 months old, we obtained immunization data from clinic charts and the state registry.

RESULTS:

On the basis of chart review, 147 infants (47%) were assessed to be delayed in their immunizations; of these, registry data revealed that 28 (19%) had received additional immunizations and 15 (10%) were actually up to date.

CONCLUSIONS:

A statewide registry can capture immunizations from multiple sources, improving accurate determination of immunization rates in a mobile, inner-city population.

PMID:
11029997
PMCID:
PMC1446364
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.90.10.1613
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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