An Ecological Analysis of Quality Related and Sociodemographic Predictors of Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions under The Family Health Strategy in Minas Gerais, Brazil
May 15, 2016 - August 15, 2016
Ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC), illnesses or complications considered preventable through appropriate intervention, remain leading contributors to global mortality and morbidity. Hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (HACSC) are an accepted outcome indicator of the quality of PC preventative services. Literature from high income countries has measured disparities in incidences of HACSC in relation to both indicators of the quality of PC offered, mainly structure and process dimensions, and the population-level social predictors of health of including education, employment status, gender, and household. This study aims to measure important predictors of HACSC and their relative significance at the macro-level and micro-level through a two-staged analysis of municipalities in the Southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.