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Potentially Preventable Hospitalization Rates Declined for Older Adults, 20032007: Statistical Brief #83.

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Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Briefs [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2006-.
2009 Dec.

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This Statistical Brief presents data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) on rates of potentially preventable hospitalizations among adults ages 1864 (younger adults) and adults aged 65 and over (older adults), and the change in those rates over time. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)’s Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs) were used to develop hospitalization rates for selected chronic and acute conditions in adults for 2003, 2005, and 2007.

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