This paper examines whether hospital community benefit activities have the same potential to improve health by looking at relationships between community benefit participation and ambulatory care sensitive condition
rates within health care regions.
Across all conditions, 7 percent of the age 85 or over enrollees admitted for an ambulatory care sensitive condition
die during that hospitalization (Table 5).
During the past three decades, there has been an increase in the number of studies, in various parts of the world, related to hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions
Other studies examined disparities in hospitalizations for preventable ambulatory care sensitive conditions
(Gaskin and Hoffman 2000; Weinick, Zuvekas, and Cohen 2000).
The few studies that have examined the impact of Medicaid managed care on ambulatory care sensitive condition
admission rates have been limited to case studies of a few counties (Lo Sasso and Freund 2000; Tai-Seale et al.
The ED PQIs are measures that build on the concept of ambulatory care sensitive conditions
(ACSC), or conditions for which hospitalization may have been avoidable through access to high-quality community-based care.
There are no specific financial incentives (fee-for-services) related to Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
Income level and chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions
in adults: a multicity population-based study in Italy.
The Victorian Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
Study, 2001-02, Rural and Regional Health and Aged Care Services Division, Department of Human Services Victoria, State of Victoria, Melbourne.
Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators: Hospital admission for ambulatory care sensitive conditions
We analyzed the following outcome variables: rates per 1,000 beneficiaries of hospital admissions and emergency room visits (including observation bed status); 30-day readmission rates per 1,000 live discharges for any condition and for a set of 34 ambulatory care sensitive conditions
(ACSCs) (see Appendix A for complete listing); E&M ambulatory visits and FQHC visits per 1,000 beneficiaries to primary care providers and medical and surgical specialists; and average annual Medicare payments, in total, and for six major types of service (acute care hospital, outpatient department, home health, hospice, FQHC, and physician services).