Healthcare Delivery

Hospital Admissions for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions:
Rate per 100,000 by Race/Ethnicity

The information below presents hospital admissions rates per 100,000 for ACSCs by race for years 2012 through 2017. In general, hospital admissions for overall ACSCs is highest for Blacks and lowest for Hispanics. The average number of hospital admissions for overall ACSCs from 2012 to 2017 was 1,939 for Blacks, 1,215 for Other, 1,205 for Whites, and 1,057 for Hispanics.

In the years prior to SIM (2012-2015) the rate of hospital admissions for overall and acute ACSCs per 100,000 was on a downward trend for all races/ethnicities with the exception of Other. Chronic conditions was on the rise across all racial/ethnic categories. Since SIM, the overall hospital admissions rates for ACSCs decreased for Hispanics. Hospital admissions rates for acute ACSC conditions decreased for all racial/ethnic groups. For chronic ACSC conditions, all racial/ethnic groups had increased rates ranging from a low of 4.1 percent for Hispanics to a high of 11.4 percent for Whites.