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.

You can select from one of the options above - information for the state, counties, or local health departments - to view tables for trends for 1998-2014, trends for the leading diagnoses for 2009-2013 versus 2014 by age group, leading diagnoses for 2009, and detailed diagnoses by gender and age group for each of the years in 1998-2014.

The information can then be viewed for the state, or any of Michigan's 83 counties or 44 local health departments. In Michigan, local health departments are composed of one or more counties except for the local health department for the City of Detroit.

To make your selection, click on the down arrow to view a list of the counties or local health departments. Scroll down through the list that appears and click on the specific county or local health department in which you are interested. Alternately, instead of scrolling an entire list, you may also type the first letter of the community in order to move closer to it in the list. For example, to view Ambulatory Care Sensitive hospitalization trends for Crawford county, press the down arrow in the county list and press "C".

To display a table, click on the view button.