HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

Hospital Admissions for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions:
Rate per 100,000 by Gender

The information below presents hospital admissions rates per 100,000 for ACSCs by gender for years 2012 through 2017. In general, hospital admissions for overall ACSCs is greater for females than males. The average number of hospital admissions for overall ACSCs for females from 2012 to 2017 was 1,516. The average number of hospital admissions for overall ACSCs for males from 2012-2017 was 1,288.

In the years prior to SIM (2012-2015) the rate of hospital admissions for ACSCs per 100,000 was on a downward trend with the exception for chronic conditions. When examining conditions separately, acute ACSCs show a downward trend for females and males while chronic ACSCs continue to increase for both genders. Since the implementation of SIM, the rate of women who were hospitalized for ACSCs decreased by 1.9 percent from 1,455 in 2016 to 1,429 in 2017. Males have seen a slight increase of 1.7 percent from 1,239 in 2016 to 1,260 in 2017.