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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 2018. 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 2018 was 197. The average number of hospital admissions for overall ACSCs for 75 and older during 2012-2018 was 7,139. 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 25 to 34  age group saw a decrease of 28.0% and the 45 to 64 age group saw a 23.1% decrease.
  • Several age groups for chronic ACSCs had an increase in hospital admissions since SIM began. The 55 to 64 age group increased by 9.4 percent, the 35 to 44 age group increased by 9.0%, and the 45 to 54 age group increased by 7.5%.  The 25 to 34 age group decreased by 2.1%.