The objective of this study was to determine whether patient-specific letters, which describe the content of an upcoming well-child appointment, improve the show rate of well-child appointments better than postcard reminders.
In this prospective clinical trial conducted at a pediatric continuity clinic in a teaching hospital, 288 newborns were randomized to a letter, postcard, or control group.
For every well-child appointment, families were sent either a letter pertaining to the particular well-child appointment or a postcard ; the control group received no reminders.
There were no differences in demographics among the groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Analyse coût efficacité, Rappel, PMI, Comportement rendez vous, Communication écrite, Amélioration, Pauvreté, Accessibilité, Nourrisson, Nouveau né, Surveillance, Hôpital, Courrier, Rendez-vous, Consultation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cost efficiency analysis, Recall, Mother and child health care, Dating behavior, Written communication, Improvement, Poverty, Accessibility, Infant, Newborn, Surveillance, Hospital, Consultation, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0466188
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199501.