Center for Health Statistics
Texas Health Care Information Collection

Preventable Hospitalizations, 2005

This report offers insight into a critical area of health care quality—hospitalizations that may be preventable with adequate preventive care. These hospital admissions for conditions often referred to as ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs), can potentially be reduced with the timely and effective use of primary care. This report analyzes the 2005 Texas Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data for ACSCs and presents information that focuses on assessing the effectiveness of this care.

Hospitalizations may be prevented when clinicians diagnose, educate and treat patients in a timely and effective manner in outpatient settings, and when patients actively participate in their care and engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors. Higher rates of possibly preventable hospitalizations may identify areas where improvements can potentially be made in the quality of the health care system.

Adult population (age 18 and older)

  1. Bacterial Pneumonia
  2. Dehydration
  3. Urinary Tract Infection
  4. Perforated Appendix
  5. Low Birth Weight
  6. Angina (without procedures)
  7. Congestive Heart Failure
  8. Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  9. Adult Asthma
  10. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  11. Diabetes Short-Term Complications
  12. Diabetes Long-Term Complications
  13. Uncontrolled Diabetes
  14. Lower-Extremity Amputation Among Patients With Diabetes

Pediatric population (under age 18)

  1. Pediatric Gastroenteritis
  2. Pediatric Urinary Tract Infection
  3. Pediatric Perforated Appendix
  4. Pediatric Asthma
  5. Pediatric Diabetes Short-Term Complications


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Last updated June 23, 2015