Inpatient utilization discharges in Pennsylvania

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Why This Indicator Matters

In some instances, hospital admissions may be avoidable if the patient has access to adequate outpatient primary and specialist care which can prevent a condition from worsening to a state that requires hospitalization.
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Definitions: These indicators reflect the number of admissions for a physical health service for children to age 19 that were discharged from an inpatient stay. Breakdowns are provided by various age groups (<1 year, 1-9 years, 10-19 years and total for all ages).

The rate represents the total number of discharges divided by 1,000 member months.

The year represents when PPC published the report.

Data Source: PPC's report, along with source documentation, can be found at

Footnotes: A weighted average is calculated for this indicator to provide a reflection of the actual rate within each age group.

Updated November 2019.