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Unpublished Paper
HPV Vaccine Reminders at the Point of Service: Efficacy and Missed Opportunities. A Claims Based Study within One Health Plan
Obstetrics and Gynecology Publications and Presentations
  • B. Dale Magee, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Katherine G. Leung, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Tiffany A. Moore Simas, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Date
12-1-2016
Document Type
Article Preprint
Abstract
Introduction: Our objective is to assess HPV vaccine series completion rates, whether on-screen Point of Service reminders (POS) make a difference, and missed opportunities for reminders to have an effect. Methods: Retrospective, claims-based study of females aged 9-26 receiving an initial dose of HPV vaccine during 2 periods: before (period 1) and after (period 2) implementation of a POS reminder system in 1(“Change Group”) of 2 physician groups using EHRs for both periods. Completion rates, and missed opportunities during eligible periods were calculated for those with continuous enrollment in the health plan investigated. Results: Completion rates within 1 year of the 1st dose were Period 1: 47% Change Group vs. 46% Control Group (p=0.847). Period 2: 50% Change group vs. 57% Control Group (p=0.158). No significant improvement occurred between the 2 periods in either group. Differences in 1 year completion rates by specialty of initiating provider or age group (≥18) were not significant. During period 2, among those with continuous insurance plan enrollment in the Change Group, 43 patients received 1 dose and 46 received 2 doses. Of those receiving 1 dose, 30 (70%) had a visit to the same group within an eligible time period (median # visits: 2, range 1-20); of those completing 2 doses, 4 (9%) had a visit to the same group within an eligible period (median # visits: 1, range: 1-3). Among those receiving 1 dose, 25 (58%) had a visit to the same group and same specialty as the initial dose (median # visits: 1, range 1-8); for those having received 2 doses, 3 (6%) had a subsequent visit to same group and specialty (median # visits: 1, range 1-3). Conclusion: POS reminder systems was not associated with improved completion rates. POS reminders are limited by infrequent visits among non-completers in an eligible period.
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Comments

This is an unpublished manuscript reporting on a study about point of service reminders for the HPV vaccine.

Keywords
  • Human Papillomavirus,
  • HPV,
  • vaccine,
  • point of service,
  • POS,
  • completion rates,
  • reminders,
  • Gardasil,
  • Cervarix
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Citation Information
B. Dale Magee, Katherine G. Leung and Tiffany A. Moore Simas. "HPV Vaccine Reminders at the Point of Service: Efficacy and Missed Opportunities. A Claims Based Study within One Health Plan" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/b_magee/8/