Potentially preventable events: Comparing Medicaid and privately insured populations

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December 2016

This slide set compares the rate of potentially preventable hospital admissions, readmissions, and emergency department visits in the Medicaid population with those in the privately insured population. Potentially preventable events may indicate either poor quality of care (by producing poor outcomes requiring additional care), or poor access to health care (if earlier appropriate care could have prevented the events altogether). This is one of the first studies of this type.

Publication Type: Presentations

From: December 2016 MACPAC Public Meeting

Tags: access, adults, children, emergency department services, hospitals, inpatient services, quality