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A Window Into Primary and Preventive Care, 2000
HCUP Fact Book No. 5
To help fulfill its mission of providing information on the U.S. health care system, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) develops and sponsors databases that include the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). Through HCUP, AHRQ has taken a lead in developing databases, software tools, and statistical reports to inform policymakers, health system leaders, and researchers at the Federal, regional, and State levels.
This Fact Book examines one critical area of health care quality: potentially preventable hospitalizations, or hospitalizations that may be preventable with high quality primary and preventive care. Higher rates of "preventable hospitalizations" may pinpoint areas in which potential improvements can be made in the quality of the U.S. health care system.
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By Denise T. Kruzikas, Ph.D.; H. Joanna Jiang, Ph.D.; Denise Remus, Ph.D., RN; Marguerite L. Barrett, MS; Rosanna M. Coffey, Ph.D.; Roxanne Andrews, Ph.D.
Part 1: Overview
Trends Over Time
Variations Across U.S. Regions
Differences Among Priority Populations
Part 2: Detailed Statistics by Health Condition
Appendix: AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators
Source of Data for This Report
For More Information
AHRQ Publication No. 04-0056
Current as of September 2004