Health Indicator Report of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions Emergency Department Visits
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 on the quality and timeliness of care residents with ACSC receive from area primary healthcare providers.
NotesData are age adjusted rates for persons aged 18 years and older. Acute Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs) include dehydration, bacterial pneumonia, or urinary tract infection (UTI). Chronic ACSCs include diabetes with short term complications, diabetes with long-term complications, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension, heart failure without a cardiac procedure, uncontrolled diabetes without complications, asthma, or diabetes with lower-extremity amputation.
- Emergency Department (ED) dataset, Health Systems Epidemiology Program, New Mexico Department of Health.
- Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.
Data Interpretation IssuesCondition 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: [http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/Modules/PSI_TechSpec.aspx].
- Map of Acute Conditions by County, New Mexico, 2017
- Map of Chronic Conditions by County, New Mexico, 2017
- Acute and Chronic Conditions by Health Region, New Mexico, 2017
- Map of Acute Conditions by Health Region, New Mexico, 2017
- Map of Chronic Conditions by Health Region, New Mexico, 2017
- Acute and Chronic Conditions by Urban and Rural Counties, New Mexico, 2017
- Map of Acute Conditions by Urban and Rural Counties, New Mexico, 2017
- Map of Chronic Conditions by Urban and Rural Counties, New Mexico, 2017
DefinitionEmergency department visits for ambulatory care sensitive conditions per 100,000 population age 18 or older, age-adjusted.
NumeratorNumber of emergency department visits visits meeting the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) [http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/Modules/PSI_TechSpec.aspx ACSC Prevention Quality Indicator Conditions definition].
DenominatorTotal Population of New Mexico above 18 years old.
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