Complete Indicator Profile - Health Care - Preventable Hospitalizations (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 22)

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Complete Indicator Profile of Health Care - Preventable Hospitalizations (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 22)

Definition

"Potentially preventable hospitalizations" (i.e., hospitalizations that could have been prevented with high quality primary and preventative care) include selected acute conditions that meet the inclusion and exclusion rules for the numerator in any of the Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs).

Numerator

Number of preventable hospitalizations as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI) for adults (18+).

Denominator

Mid-year resident population of adult (18+) for the same calendar year, expressed as a rate per 1,000.

Why Is This Important?

Access to quality healthcare is influenced by a number of factors, including: having a usual source of care, having health insurance, and being able to afford care. Preventable hospitalizations are a set of conditions for which hospitalization could be avoided if patients had early access to good quality outpatient healthcare; this metric can be used to assess the effectiveness and accessibility of primary healthcare. A study using the National Hospital Discharge Survey found that 12% of all hospitalizations in 1990 (3.1 million) were for potentially preventable conditions.[1]

References:
1. Pappas G, Hadden WC, Kozak LJ, Fisher GF. Potentially avoidable hospitalizations: inequalities in rates between US socioeconomic groups. Am J Public Health. 1997 May; 87(5): 811-816.

Other Objectives

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 6.7 per 1,000 adults (18+)



Related Indicators

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Graphical Data Views

Rate of preventable hospitalizations per 1,000 adults (18+) (hospitalizations that could have been prevented with high quality primary and preventative care), all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2001-2020

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Alaska Comparisons Year Rate of preventable hospitalizations per 1,000 adults (18+)
Record Count: 32
All Alaskans 2001 9.6
All Alaskans 2002 9.3
All Alaskans 2003 9.2
All Alaskans 2004 8.6
All Alaskans 2005 7.9
All Alaskans 2006 8.0
All Alaskans 2007 8.3
All Alaskans 2008 7.7
All Alaskans 2009 7.4
All Alaskans 2010 7.1
All Alaskans 2011 7.3
All Alaskans 2012 **
Alaska Natives 2001 21.3
Alaska Natives 2002 22.6
Alaska Natives 2003 19.0
Alaska Natives 2004 13.2
Alaska Natives 2005 13.6
Alaska Natives 2006 17.1
Alaska Natives 2007 18.0
Alaska Natives 2008 16.7
Alaska Natives 2009 19.1
Alaska Natives 2010 18.8
Alaska Natives 2011 18.2
Alaska Natives 2012 **
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 6.7
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 6.7
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 6.7
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 6.7
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 6.7
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 6.7
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 6.7
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 6.7

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 6.7 per 1,000 adults (18+)

** Data Not Available

"Potentially preventable hospitalizations" include selected acute conditions that meet the inclusion and exclusion rules for the numerator in any of the following Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs): PQI #10 Dehydration Admission Rate; PQI #11 Bacterial Pneumonia Admission Rate; PQI #12 Urinary Tract Infection Admission Rate, and selected chronic conditions that meet the inclusion and exclusion rules for the numerator in any of the following PQIs: PQI #1 Diabetes Short-Term Complications Admission Rate; PQI #3 Diabetes Long-Term Complications Admission Rate; PQI #5 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Asthma in Older Adults Admission Rate; PQI #7 Hypertension Admission Rate; PQI #8 Heart Failure Admission Rate; PQI #13 Angina Without Procedure Admission Rate; PQI #14 Uncontrolled Diabetes Admission Rate; PQI #15 Asthma in Younger Adults Admission Rate; PQI #16 Lower-Extremity Amputation among Patients with Diabetes Rate. Discharges that meet the inclusion and exclusion rules for the numerator in more than one of the above PQIs are counted only once in the composite numerator. For more information on Hospital Discharge Data, see http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/HealthPlanning/Pages/hospitaldischarge.aspx.

Data Sources

HPSD Health Planning and Systems Development, Division of Public Health, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services 1

More Resources and Links

Alaska and national goals may be found at the following sites:

Maps of health indicators for various subdivisions of Alaska may be found at the following site:

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

Page Content Updated On 11/28/2013, Published on 07/30/2014
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Content updated: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:11:05 AKDT