The relationship between avoidable hospitalization and accessibility to primary care: a systematic review.

@article{Rosano2013TheRB,
  title={The relationship between avoidable hospitalization and accessibility to primary care: a systematic review.},
  author={Aldo Rosano and Christian Abo Loha and Roberto Falvo and Jouke van der Zee and Walter Ricciardi and Gabriella Guasticchi and Antonio Giulio de Belvis},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={356-60}
}
BACKGROUND Avoidable hospitalization (AH) has been widely studied as a possible measure of the performance of primary health care (PHC). However, studies examining the relationship between the efficiency and quality of PHC and AH have found mixed results. Our study aims at highlighting those factors related to the relationship between AH and accessibility to PHC in different countries. METHODS We conducted a systematic search for peer-reviewed studies published between 1990 and October 2010… CONTINUE READING