Access to Preventative Care

“‘Preventable hospitalizations’ are inpatient hospital stays that could have been avoided with improved access to and quality of outpatient care. They are measured by prevention quality indicators (PQIs). PQI #91, the acute composite, is a summary measure which includes bacterial pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and dehydration preventable hospitalizations for adults.”
Topic 3.1: Access to Preventive Care
Topic Score: 28.7
Access to Preventive Care received a Topic score of 28.7. The Indicator scores were relatively similar, with acute preventable hospitalizations scoring highest at 39, chronic disease preventable hospitalizations scoring in the middle at 26, and health insurance scoring lowest at 21.

Acute Preventable Hospitalizations

We found that the average age-adjusted acute preventable hospitalization rate was 360.3 per 100,000 in non-White zip codes and 165.3 per 100,000 in White zip codes. Mixed zip codes fell in the middle with a rate of 256.9 per 100,000, which was slightly lower than the average rate citywide (297.3 per 100,000). The average rate in non-White zip codes was 2.18 times higher than the rate in White zip codes.

Acute Preventable Hospitalizations

We found that the average age-adjusted acute preventable hospitalization rate was 360.3 per 100,000 in non-White zip codes and 165.3 per 100,000 in White zip codes. Mixed zip codes fell in the middle with a rate of 256.9 per 100,000, which was slightly lower than the average rate citywide (297.3 per 100,000). The average rate in non-White zip codes was 2.18 times higher than the rate in White zip codes.

Chronic Disease Preventable Hospitalization

Health Insurance