TRANSPORTATION VULNERABILITY AS A BARRIER FOR PEOPLE NOT ENGAGED IN HIV MEDICAL CARE: MEASURING THE EFFECT OF TRADITIONAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES VERSES CONCIERGE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ON RETENTION IN CARE, VIRAL SUPPRESSION AND PATIENT SATISFACTION
A hybrid type II stepped wedged design was used with a sample of 160 patients who have been out of care for more than 1 year. The sample was divided into two clusters of 80 participants. The first cluster was divided with an intervention group of 40 participants with Lyft transportation and a control group of 40 participants with traditional transportation. The second cluster served as a control group of traditional transportation. Clusters gradually transitioned to Lyft transportation with data analysis completed at 9-month intervals.
- Measure virologic outcomes among patients utilizing concierge transportation over traditional transportation methods
- Examine the differential implementation and effectiveness outcomes by patient residence and driving distance to the clinic
- Assess the feasibility and related costs to expand this as a state-wide Ryan White supported program to partnering Ryan White grantees
Key study materials
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