This project will compare the relative risk of inpatient hospitalizations for Community Health Center (CHC) users with non-CHC users for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Ambulatory care sensitive conditions are those considered preventable, treatable, or controllable in an outpatient setting. The project will design and test a methodology using selected areas in selected states from the newly available State Medicaid Research Files (SMRF). Major research questions for the study include: (1) the best methodological design to assess relative risk of inpatient hospitalizations for selected ambulatory conditions; (2) the relative risk of inpatient hospitalizations.
EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION:09/30/2001
AGENCY SPONSOR: Bureau of Primary Health Care
FEDERAL CONTACT: Barbara Wells, 301-594-4463
PIC ID: 6364
PERFORMER: MDS Associates, Inc., Wheaton, MD