Ambulatory care sensitive conditions: terminology and disease coding need to be more specific to aid policy makers and clinicians.

@article{Purdy2009AmbulatoryCS,
  title={Ambulatory care sensitive conditions: terminology and disease coding need to be more specific to aid policy makers and clinicians.},
  author={Sarah Purdy and Thomas Griffin and Christopher Salisbury and Debbie Sharp},
  journal={Public health},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 2},
  pages={169-73}
}
OBJECTIVES Ambulatory or primary care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) are those conditions for which hospital admission could be prevented by interventions in primary care. At present, different definitions of ACSCs are used for research and health policy analysis. This study aimed to explore the impact of different definitions of ACSCs and associated disease codes on analysis of health service activity. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cross-sectional study using Hospital Episode Statistics (HES… CONTINUE READING

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