Rubella screening: organization and incentive

J R Coll Gen Pract. 1982 Aug;32(241):491-4.

Abstract

Women aged 15-44 in a total population of 13,300 were screened for rubella immunity. Seventy-one per cent of the women at risk responded to a letter asking them to attend for a blood test, and of these nearly two thirds were screened. Practice expenditure on the programme was three times greater than income. We suggest a simpler, cheaper way of screening which involves minimal extra work and where an age-sex register is not required. We propose the introduction of a higher item-of-service payment for rubella vaccination.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • England
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / organization & administration*
  • Rubella / prevention & control*