Key messages

  • Preliminary analyses describe gaps in the delivery of primary healthcare services.

The preliminary analyses from the Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs) study offer a new set of indicators describing differentials and inequalities in access to the primary healthcare system in Victoria.

Purposes of the report

The Victorian Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions Study – Preliminary Analyses has several specific purposes. These are to:

  • provide a discussion on the use and limitations of the concept of ACSCs
  • develop a methodology for identifying and analysing ACSCs
  • describe trends and variations in rates of ACSCs by Department of Health & Human Services Regions, local government areas and socioeconomic status
  • demonstrate the value of ACSCs indicators in monitoring trends over time
  • discuss policy implications and options for future analysis of ACSCs.

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