Potentially Preventable Care: Ambulatory Care-sensitive Pediatric Hospitalizations in South Carolina in 1998

@article{Garg2003PotentiallyPC,
  title={Potentially Preventable Care: Ambulatory Care-sensitive Pediatric Hospitalizations in South Carolina in 1998},
  author={Asha Garg and Janice C. Probst and Trina Sease and Michael E. Samuels},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={96},
  pages={850-858}
}
Objective We examined pediatric hospitalizations to assess personal and community factors affecting potentially preventable ambulatory care-sensitive condition (ACSC) hospitalizations. Methods Data came from the South Carolina 1998 Hospital Inpatient Encounter Database, which yielded 10,156 ACSC discharges among 81,808 pediatric hospitalizations. Analyses were performed at three levels: ACSC as a percentage of all hospitalizations, ACSC patients compared with other patients, and county ACSC… Expand
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