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Preventable Hospitalizations in Medi-Cal – 2011

 

Ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) are medical conditions that could have been avoided or made less severe had the patient received timely and appropriate ambulatory care prior to admission, negating the need for hospitalization. Utilizing quality indicators developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  to examine ACSCs may provide insight into the quality of ambulatory care systems within Medi-Cal. Results represent not an evaluation of the quality of care received in the hospital setting, but rather the quality of ambulatory care received outside the hospital setting prior to admission.

 

This study evaluates rates of preventable hospitalization during calendar year (CY) 2011 among individuals enrolled in Medi-Cal, and compares California statewide and overall Medi-Cal rates of preventable hospitalization to national rates. It also compares ACSC rates within the Medi-Cal population, comparing distinct study groups with differing eligibility pathways and demographic characteristics to the overall Medi-Cal population. Lastly, within these study groups, this study explores disparities in rates of preventable hospitalization among four broad racial/ethnic groups.

 

Report Study - Preventable Hospitalizations in Medi-Cal - Rates of Hospitalization for ambulatory care Sensitive Conditions in CYPreventable Hospitalizations in Medi-Cal - Rates of Hospitalization for ambulatory care Sensitive Conditions in CY2011 (PDF)

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