created Jun 05, 2014
updated Apr 07, 2016
The datasets contain Potentially Preventable Visit (PPV) observed, expected, and risk-adjusted rates for all payer beneficiaries by patient county and patient zip code beginning in 2011.
The Potentially Preventable Visits (PPV), obtained from software created by 3M Health Information Systems, are emergency visits that may result from a lack of adequate access to care or ambulatory care coordination. These ambulatory sensitive conditions could be reduced or eliminated with adequate patient monitoring and follow up.
The rates were calculated using Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) inpatient and outpatient data and Claritas population information.
The observed, expected and risk adjusted rates for PPV are presented by either resident county (including a statewide total) or resident zip code (including a statewide total). For more information, check out: http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/sparcs/, or go to the "About" tab.
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- Data Provided By
- New York State Department of Health
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- Office of Quality and Patient Safety
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- Rates are based on hospital inpatient and outpatient data and county or zip code population for each calendar year beginning with 2011.
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- Dataset Owner
- Bureau of Health Informatics
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- Observed Rate= SPARCS PPV / Claritas (county or zip code) population *100 Expected Rate= Expected PPV / Claritas (county or zip code) population *100 Risk Adjusted PPV Rate= observed PPV rate/ expected PPV rate*statewide PPV rate Difference in Rates=Observed Rate - Expected Rate
- These datasets use version 1.2 of the Population Focused Preventables (PFP) software. To calculate rates, New York State county or zip code population was used as the denominator. Rates were adjusted using age group, gender and race/ethnicity.
- Data that did not have an accurate New York State zip code and county were excluded from the analysis datasets. SPARCS only contains emergency visits to an emergency department or ambulatory surgery center. Visits to urgent care centers are not included.
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