Health Indicator Report of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions - Acute
Ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC) are conditions for which hospitalizations can be prevented/avoided with quality outpatient care from primary care providers. Early intervention by primary care providers can prevent future complications and/or the progression to more severe disease. Studying ACSC related hospitalizations can inform researchers on the quality of care residents with ACSC receive from area primary healthcare providers.
Age-Adjusted Acute ACSC Rates, by Health Region, New Mexico 2012
NotesData were age-adjusted by the direct method to the 2000 US standard population. *Asthma denominator included all ages.
- Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data, New Mexico Department of Health.
- Population Source: Geospatial and Population Studies Program, University of New Mexico. http://bber.unm.edu/bber_research_demPop.html.
DefinitionAcute ACSC includes dehydration, bacterial pneumonia and urinary tract infection (UTI). Condition classification was based on International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems Version 9 (ICD-9) diagnosis code as per the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Prevention Quality Indicator definition which can be found at www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/Modules/PQI_TechSpec.aspx.
NumeratorNumber of hospitalizations fulfilling AHRQ's Acute Prevention Quality Indicator Condition definition.
DenominatorTotal Population of New Mexico above 18 years old*.
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