Income level and chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions in adults: a multicity population-based study in Italy

@inproceedings{Agabiti2009IncomeLA,
  title={Income level and chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions in adults: a multicity population-based study in Italy},
  author={Nera Agabiti and Monica Pirani and Patrizia Schifano and Giulia Cesaroni and M. Marina Davoli and Luigi Bisanti and Nicola Caranci and Giuseppe Costa and Francesco Forastiere and Chiara Marinacci and Antonio Russo and Teresa Spadea and Carlo Alberto Perucci},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND A relationship between quality of primary health care and preventable hospitalizations has been described in the US, especially among the elderly. In Europe, there has been a recent increase in the evaluation of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSC) as an indicator of health care quality, but evidence is still limited. The aim of this study was to determine whether income level is associated with higher hospitalization rates for ACSC in adults in a country with universal health… CONTINUE READING