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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 or 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 and policy-makers on the quality and timeliness of care residents with ACSC receive from area primary healthcare providers.

Acute ACS Conditions - Inpatient Hospitalizations by Health Region, New Mexico, 2017


Data are age adjusted rates for ages 18 years and older.

Data Sources

  • Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data, New Mexico Department of Health.
  • Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program,

Data Interpretation Issues

Condition classification was based on International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems Version 10 (ICD-10) diagnosis code as per the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicator definition which can be found on the AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators Technical Specifications page: [].


Acute Ambulatory Care Sensitive (ACS) conditions include dehydration, bacterial pneumonia, or urinary tract infection (UTI).


Number of hospitalizations fulfilling Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) [ Acute Prevention Quality Indicator Condition definition].


Total Population of New Mexico above 18 years old.
Page Content Updated On 01/18/2019, Published on 02/01/2019
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Content updated: Fri, 1 Feb 2019 12:42:57 MST