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Hospitalization for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions: a method for comparative access and quality studies using routinely collected statistics.

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BACKGROUND: Appropriate and timely provision of ambulatory care is an important factor in maintaining population health and in avoiding unneccessary hospital use. This article describes conditions for which hospitalization rates have a strong and inverse relationship to access to high-quality ambulatory care. METHODS: Three panels of Canadian physicians following different consensus techniques selected conditions for which the relative risk of hospitalization is inversely related to ambulato...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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Journal:
Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique
Volume:
92
Issue:
2
Pages:
155-159
Publication date:
2001-01-01
EISSN:
1920-7476
ISSN:
0008-4263
URN:
uuid:c582e0ba-6d80-4472-a10a-fc446553290d
Source identifiers:
162609
Local pid:
pubs:162609

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