The Preventable Admissions Toolkit

About the Toolkit

As organizations increasingly focus on care management, it is important to address unmet health care needs with primary care to prevent avoidable hospital admissions.

But identifying where to start in the outpatient setting can be challenging. Using metrics for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions—conditions for which early primary care intervention can prevent hospitalization or more severe disease—this toolkit helps population health managers target the conditions that are either highly prevalent or poorly managed in their local area or facility.

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Featured Tools

Regional Preventable Assessment Profiler

This tool incorporates data from the most recent Medicare Inpatient Standard Analytical File (SAF) and defines ambulatory care-sensitive condition cases using AHRQ's Preventable Quality Indicators (PQI) methodology.

View PQI incidence rates per 100,000 beneficiaries at the national, state, and county level, and find out which conditions cause the most preventable admissions in your local area.


Customized Preventable Admissions Identification Assessment

Prepopulated with organization-specific Medicare inpatient data, this tool highlights inpatient admissions with a PQI at individual hospitals.

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