Emergency Department Visits for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: Insights Into Preventable Hospitalizations

@article{Oster2003EmergencyDV,
  title={Emergency Department Visits for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: Insights Into Preventable Hospitalizations},
  author={Ady Oster and Andrew B Bindman},
  journal={Medical Care},
  year={2003},
  volume={41},
  pages={198-207}
}
Objectives.To explore whether differences in disease prevalence, disease severity, or emergency department (ED) admission thresholds explain why black persons, Medicaid, and uninsured patients have higher hospitalization rates for ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) conditions. Materials and methods.The National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey was used to analyze the ED utilization, disease severity (assessed by triage category), hospitalization rates, and follow-up plans for adults with five… 
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