Avoidable Hospitalization Rates Fall
The rate of hospitalizations that could have been potentially prevented with better outpatient care fell faster for seniors than for younger patients between 2003 and 2007. The analysis compared potentially preventable or avoidable hospitalizations for patients age 65 and older and ages 18 to 64. [Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HCUP, Statistical Brief #83: Potentially Preventable Hospitalization Rates Declined for Older Adults, 2003–2007.] (PDF File)
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