Table 17. Adult non-obstetric inpatient admissions at Indian Health Service and Tribal hospitals classified as sensitive to ambulatory services.a Fiscal year 2010

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Inpatient admissions by type of condition Adult non-obstetric admissions
All adults Adults with diabetes or CVD Adults without diabetes or CVD
Percent Percent Percent
Admissions for conditions sensitive to ambulatory services      
Acute conditions 49.4% 43.7% 76.2%
   Dehydration 5.3% 4.8% 7.6%
   Bacterial pneumonia 28.3% 25.6% 40.9%
   Urinary Infection 15.9% 13.3% 27.8%
Chronic conditions 50.6% 56.3% 23.8%
   Diabetes, short-term complications 5.4% 6.6% 0.0%
   Diabetes, long-term complications 15.6% 18.9% 0.0%
   Diabetes, uncontrolled 2.4% 3.0% 0.0%
   Hypertension 1.3% 1.5% 0.2%
   Congestive heart failure 9.7% 11.8% 0.0%
   Angina 0.8% 0.9% 0.0%
   Asthma in adults under 40 years of age 0.8% 0.9% 0.0%
 COPD or asthma in adults 40 years of age and older 1.6% 0.5% 6.7%
Total Admissions for chronic and acute conditions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
       
Chronic and acute conditions 23.4% 30.8% 11.0%
       
Other: Perforated appendix 0.4% 0.3% 0.7%
       
All conditions sensitive to ambulatory services 23.9% 31.1% 11.7%
       
Admissions for conditions not sensitive to ambulatory services 76.1% 68.9% 88.3%
       
All adult non-obstetric admissions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

a Software developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality was used to identify ambulatory sensitive hospital admissions, which are defined as admissions that may be prevented with access to and use of outpatient services. Obstetric admissions and admissions for patients aged 17 years and younger were excluded from this analysis. Two sites are not included in these analyses as they do not provide inpatient services.
CVD: Cardiovascular disease

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Internet Citation: Table 17. Adult non-obstetric inpatient admissions at Indian Health Service and Tribal hospitals classified as sensitive to ambulatory services.a Fiscal year 2010: ARRA Grants Initiative. June 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/system/delivery-system-initiative/ihs/chap5tab17.html