Access to health care and hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions.

  title={Access to health care and hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions.},
  author={Zahid Ansari and James N. Laditka and Sarah B. Laditka},
  journal={Medical care research and review : MCRR},
  volume={63 6},
Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSH) is an accepted indicator of access to health care and avoidable morbidity. Accessible care of reasonable quality should reduce ACSH. Little research has examined the indicator's external validity. We calculated standardized ACSH rates for 32 areas of Victoria, Australia (population 4.4 million). A representative survey measured access, disease prevalence, propensity to seek care, disease burden, social determinants of health… CONTINUE READING

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