Ambulatory Care Sensitive Hospitalizations
Ambulatory Care Sensitive hospitalizations such as asthma, diabetes or
dehydration are hospitalizations for conditions where timely and effective
ambulatory care can decrease hospitalizations by preventing the onset of an
illness or condition, controlling an acute episode of an illness or managing
a chronic disease or condition.
High rates of Ambulatory Care Sensitive hospitalizations in a community
may be an indicator of a lack of or failure of prevention efforts, a primary care
resource shortage, poor performance of primary health care delivery systems, or
other factors that create barriers to obtaining timely and effective care.
It should be noted that the ICD-9-CM diagnosis coding for a given Ambulatory Care
Sensitive condition may not be the same as the coding for this disease in general.
For example, Ambulatory Care Sensitive hospitalizations for diabetes excludes diabetes
with renal, ophthalmic and neurological manifestations. In addition, age restrictions
and additional diagnoses or procedure requirements for some Ambulatory Care Sensitive
conditions further distinguish these Ambulatory Care Sensitive conditions from the
general hospitalizations. Please consult the ICD-9-CM Ambulatory
Care Sensitive hospitalization codes for details.
To view detailed information for your community, select from the tables for trends for
1998-2014, trends for the leading diagnoses for 2009-2013 versus 2014 by age group, age
group comparisons for 2014, leading diagnoses for your community for 2014, and age group
comparisons for 2014 for specific diagnoses. The community-level tables provide
information on Ambulatory Care Sensitive hospitalizations for Michigan's counties, local
health departments, and the state.
To view summary information on Ambulatory Care Sensitive hospitalizations across
communities, select from comparisons for 'Counties' or 'Health Departments'.
We hope that you find this material useful.
Last Updated: 04/15/2016