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Preventable Hospitalizations Among Adult Medicaid Enrollees in 2019

02.2024 / By Urban Institute

High rates of potentially preventable hospitalizations—those that should be largely prevented if ambulatory care is provided in a timely and effective manner— may signal a lack of access to high-quality outpatient care. Using Medicaid claims data, this analysis examines adult preventable hospitalization rates across 21 states for the three most common types of preventable hospitalizations: asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and heart failure.

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