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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


Notes

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. http://bber.unm.edu/bber_research_demPop.html.

Definition

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 www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/Modules/PQI_TechSpec.aspx.

Numerator

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

Denominator

Total Population of New Mexico above 18 years old*.
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Content updated: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:15:14 MDT