Number of hospital discharges for asthma (ICD9CM:493xx for FFY2015 and before and ICD10:J45.* for FFY2016) for children age 0 to 17.9 per 1000 population under 18.
Kansas Hospital Association and Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Childhood Asthma inpatient diagnosis is considered as one of the avoidable or preventable hospitalization. There has been a slight but persistent decrease in Kansas in the past five years. There was a notable drop in asthma hospitalization in 2015, the decrase may be related to the recent change in indoor clean air regulations. Starting FFY2016 (Oct 1, 2015), services must be coded with the new ICD-10 codes.