Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
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In Reply: Dr Golden correctly
indicates that our study of the implementation of voucher incentives
for immunization in Chicago WIC lacks the characteristics of a
randomized trial. We refer her to 3 previous randomized trials
(including 1 in Chicago), in which voucher incentives were found to
increase immunization rates compared with controls and with assessment
and referral.1- 4 In these studies, the impact of voucher
incentives was independent of race/ethnicity and health services
available at the WIC site. A focus group study of mothers enrolled in
WIC did not suggest any opposition to their
LeBaron CW, Mize J. Voucher Incentives to Increase Childhood Immunization Rates—Reply. JAMA. 1999;281(8):702-703. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-8-jbk0224