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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


Data were age-adjusted by the direct method to the 2000 US standard population. *Asthma denominator included all ages.

Data Sources

  • Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data, New Mexico Department of Health.
  • Population Source: Geospatial and Population Studies Program, University of New Mexico.


Acute 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


Number of hospitalizations fulfilling AHRQ's Acute Prevention Quality Indicator Condition definition.


Total Population of New Mexico above 18 years old*.
Page Content Updated On 08/05/2014, Published on 04/29/2015
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Content updated: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:15:14 MDT