Emergency hospital admissions for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions

This data briefing considers patterns of admissions for ACSCs in terms of age, sex, condition, socioeconomic group and local authority area. The authors analyse these patterns and assess the potential for reducing emergency admissions for ACSCs, highlighting the disease areas and patient groups where the greatest reduction can be achieved. This briefing highlights for commissioners the opportunities for improving the quality of care and saving costs that reducing emergency hospital admissions for ACSCs presents.


Source: Kings Fund
Date: 5 April 2012