Moreover, with recent passage of the law requiring prenotification
of plant closings, greater emphasis should be placed on saving plants, because there will generally be more time to do so.
General Accounting Office,3 according to which only about 1 in 10 blue-collar workers gets 90 days advance notice of plant closings or of mass layoffs; over the study period, the average for prenotification
was 10 days.
"Effects of Incentives and Prenotification
on Response Rates and Costs in a National Web Survey of Physicians." Evaluation ofthe Health Professions 34 (4): 434-47.
(331) To avoid a notification being declared incomplete, prenotification
consultation with the SCA is recommended.
Following the TDM, our procedures included a prenotification
letter, a hand-signed cover letter accompanying the initial questionnaire, a follow-up postcard, a second follow-up letter, and a second questionnaire mailing.
Given resource constraints, a single-wave mailing with no prenotification
or second reminder was used.
The protocol included mailing of prenotification
letters and questionnaires to all members of the sampling frame, a second mailing to nonrespondents, and telephone followup and interviews with remaining non-respondents.
allows the receiving facility to be prepared for the patient's arrival by activating the Code Stroke Team.
Among those who had been laid off because of plant closings, the difference in the reemployment rates between those with and without prenotification
was even smaller.
For example, a review including 24 studies examining survey methodology (until the end of the 1990s) found that prenotification
, personalized mail-outs, and nonmonetary incentives were not associated with improved response rates among physicians (Kellerman and Herold 2001).
Prior to the amendments, the Commissioner was forced to litigate in order to prevent closing on the expiry of the then forty-two-day waiting period following submission of the prenotification
In the order mailed these were: prenotification
letter, initial questionnaire mailing (with cover letter and 2-dollar bill), thank you/reminder postcard, replacement mailing (with cover letter), and a final contact postcard.