Healthcare Delivery

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

The information below presents hospital admissions rates per 100,000 for ACSCs by age groups for years 2012 through 2017. In general, hospital admissions increase with age peaking at the oldest age category of 75 years and older. The average number of hospital admissions for overall ACSCs for 18-24 year olds during 2012 to 2017 was 201. The average number of hospital admissions for overall ACSCs for 75 and older during 2012-2017 was 7,271. This pattern is consistent for chronic and acute.

In the years prior to SIM (2012-2015) the rate of hospital admissions per 100,000 was on a downward trend with a few exceptions for chronic conditions noted below.

  • Since the implementation of SIM in 2016, acute ACSCs appear to have the largest percent decrease for several age groups. The 45-54 year old age group saw a decrease of 26.6 percent and the 55-64 age group saw a 22.0 percent decrease.
  • Several age groups for chronic ACSCs had an increase in hospital admissions since SIM began. The 75 and older age group increased by 11.2 percent, the 65-74 age group increased by 9.7 percent, 45-54 percent increased by 8.3 percent and the 25-34 page group increased by 5.2 percent.