|Report Area||Total Medicare Part A Enrollees||Ambulatory Care Sensitive Condition Hospital Discharges||Ambulatory Care Sensitive Condition Discharge Rate|
|Franklin County, PA||19,429||831||42.8|
Preventable Hospital Events by Year, 2008 through 2012
|Franklin County, PA||68.94||66.13||56.65||62.81||49.77|
Preventable Hospital Events
The Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare is an online repository of health data and maps based on information included in the massive Medicare database maintained by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The project uses Medicare claims data in conjunction with other demographic data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians. The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care is produced and maintained by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
For more information about this source, including methodologies and definitions, refer to the Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare website.
The Dartmouth Institute analyzes data drawn from enrollment and claims files from the Medicare program. Analysis is restricted to the fee-for-service population over age 65; HMO patients are not included. Indicator data tables express the rate of Medicare Part A patients discharged from the hospital for preventable / ambualtory care senstive (ACS) conditions like asthma, diabetes, pneumonia, or COPD, based on the following formula:
Rate = [ACS Condition Discharges] / [Total Patients] *1,000
When appropriate, statistical adjustments are carried out to account for differences in age, race and sex.
Access to the complete methodology is available in the Dartmouth Institute’s Report of the Dartmouth Atlas Project .
Courtesy: Community Commons, <www.communitycommons.org>, November 2017