Focus on Variation Over Time
This section shows the high degree of variation across States and over time in potentially avoidable adult and pediatric hospital admissions for composites of acute and chronic conditions.
These AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs) and Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDIs) composite measures refer to hospital admissions that evidence suggests could have been avoided, at least in part, through high-quality outpatient care. Data are from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).
Select one of the links below for data on adult and pediatric potentially avoidable hospital admissions:
For adults, the PQI composites are defined as follows:
For children, the PDI composites are defined as follows:
Many factors might influence the variation across States, including the context of its environment. To learn about the contextual factors that might have a cause, effect, or other indirect association with the results shown in the graphics, select this link or Contextual Factors.