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Preventable hospital stays for ambulatory care sensitive conditions
This measure represents a tentedency to overuse hospitals as a main source of care. This indicator describes the hospital disrchage rate for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions per 1,000 fee-for-service Medicare enrollees. Ambulatory care-sensitive conditions include: convulsions, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bacterial pneumonia, asthma, congestive heart failure, hypertension, angina, cellulitis, diabetes, gastroenteritis, kidney/urinary infection, and dehydration. This measure is age-adjusted.
Measurement Period: 2014
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