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Primary Care Sensitive Ed Visits

Time Range: 2005-2010       Resolution: Zip Code

Primary care sensitive emergency department visits measure the percentage of all ED visits that are categorized as a) non-emergent; b) emergent, primary care treatable; c) emergent- ED needed, preventable/ avoidable. These classifications are based on the New York University Center for Health and Public Services Research Emergency Department Classification Algorithm docunented at http://wagner.nyu.edu/chpsr/index.html?p=25 . Details about the classification is available at http://wagner.nyu.edu/chpsr/ed_background.shtml
Rationale
Primary care sensitive emergency department visits is a proxy indicator of the availability and accessibility of basic health services in an area, insurance coverage, and referral patterns by providers.
Source
CHIME Hospital Discharge Data 2005-2010, Connecticut Hospital Association. http://www.cthosp.org/Member_Services/Data_Services/ChimeData.html

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