Developing a tool to monitor potentially avoidable and ambulatory care sensitive hospitalisations in New Zealand children.

@article{Anderson2012DevelopingAT,
  title={Developing a tool to monitor potentially avoidable and ambulatory care sensitive hospitalisations in New Zealand children.},
  author={Philippa Anderson and Elizabeth D Craig and Gary C Jackson and Catherine Jackson},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={125 1366},
  pages={25-37}
}
BACKGROUND In New Zealand there has been increasing interest in reducing avoidable hospitalisations, particularly from conditions treatable in primary care. To date avoidable hospitalisations in children have been monitored using adult tools which contain many conditions irrelevant to children. Further, New Zealand has large socioeconomic gradients in hospitalisations for many paediatric conditions, suggesting that the social determinants of health also heavily influence avoidable… CONTINUE READING

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