The effects of multiple chronic conditions on hospitalization costs and utilization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions in the United States: a nationally representative cross-sectional study

@inproceedings{Skinner2016TheEO,
  title={The effects of multiple chronic conditions on hospitalization costs and utilization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions in the United States: a nationally representative cross-sectional study},
  author={Halcyon G. Skinner and Rosanna M. Coffey and Jenna May Jones and Kevin C Heslin and Ernest Moy},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2016}
}
BackgroundThe presence of multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) complicates inpatient hospital care, leading to higher costs and utilization. Multimorbidity also complicates primary care, increasing the likelihood of hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate how MCCs relate to inpatient hospitalization costs and utilization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions.MethodsThe 2012 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Healthcare… CONTINUE READING
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