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Literature Review and Research Design

Literature Review and Research Design

Research Study Design

The quasi-experimental, retrospective, matching birth cohort design was used for improving a child vaccination rates in the New York City. This research design model considers the sample of 10857 children born between April 1999 to September 2003 who resided in the community zip codes at the primary community hospitals. These hospitals represent the 76% of the community births. Therefore, in order to have a coherent research, the cohorts of the children were divided into four groups. Such as aged from 19 to 35 months as of April 1 of each year, 2002 to 2005 respectively. Furthermore, the annual cohorts were grouped as intervention and control groups. The research study took place in the time period of 2006 to 2007.

The data sources were various such as the MEDILINE, Sociological Abstracts etc. The results of the study are expressed as a absolute percentage in immunization rates and odd ratios. Similarly, the features or intervention were pooled from the random effects model.

The Rationale for This Study

The motivation behind conducting this comprehensive research was to promote the most effective and efficient community based childhood immunization rates. The effective implementation of this research is based on the provider-driven programs, with very little from community driven programs. The retrospective, matching, birth cohort design for the Latino ethnicity and Medicaid shows that the enrolled children in the program were more likely to be up to date and to receive timely immunization than were the children in the control group (Gay, 2010). The more children have access to the seasonal flu vaccine, the lower the overall burden on our health system costs associated with the treatment of influenza.

The Methodology for This Study

The data utilized for this study was derived from the hospital database which ...
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