The Victorian Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs) study describes conditions for which hospitalisation is thought to be avoidable with the application of public health interventions and early disease management, usually delivered in an ambulatory setting such as primary care.
High rates of hospital admissions for ACSCs may provide indirect evidence of problems with patient access to primary healthcare, inadequate skills and resources, or disconnection with specialist services.
ACSCs reports - interactive
Current and previous ACSCs reports are presented via links to the Victorian Health Information Surveillance System (VHISS), where you can select from a range of options to produce tailored graphs and tables.
These reports include:
- all individual ACSC admission rate
- selected ACSC admission rate trend
- all individual ACSC admission rate ratios
- selected ACSC admission rate ratio trend
- selected admission rate ratio.
ACSCs reports - previous
Previous ACSCs reports have identified trends in hospitalisations, urban/rural differentials, regional variations and variations by primary care partnerships (PCP):
- ACSCs report 2001–2002
- diabetes complications
- targeted interventions
- preliminary analyses.
The Health Intelligence Unit annually updates the Victorian Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions study and produces factsheets.
These factsheets have used the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) from 1993-94 to 2004-05 to present analyses of ACSCs for each of the department regions or PCPs and for Victoria as a whole.