Potentially Preventable Pediatric Hospital Inpatient Stays for Asthma and Diabetes, 2003-2012 #192
AHRQ Stats: Hospital Stays for Children With Asthma
The rate of potentially preventable hospital stays for asthma decreased among children between 2003 and 2012, and the biggest decline — nearly 50 percent — was shown for children ages 15 to 17 (dropping from 73 stays to 39 stays per 100,000 children). (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health Care Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #192: Potentially Preventable Pediatric Hospital Inpatient Stays for Asthma and Diabetes, 2003-2012
Potentially Preventable Pediatric Hospital Inpatient Stays for Asthma and Diabetes, 2003-2012
Kathryn Fingar, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Raynard Washington, Ph.D.
- In 2012, the rate of potentially preventable pediatric inpatient stays was 142.9 for asthma and 32.4 for diabetes per 100,000 children aged 0-17 years.
- Between 2003 and 2008, the rate of potentially preventable pediatric stays decreased by 34 percent for asthma and 16 percent for diabetes but then increased 21 percent from 2008 to 2012 for both conditions.
- By 2012, aggregate hospital costs totaled $417.2 million for asthma and $89.4 million for diabetes. This represents over a 50 percent increase from 2008, which is attributable to increases in the number of stays and average cost per stay.
- Between 2003 and 2012, the rate of potentially preventable stays for asthma per 100,000 children aged 0-17 years decreased for all age groups, with a nearly 50 percent decrease for children aged 15-17 years (from 72.8 to 38.7). The rate in 2012 was over 7 times lower than the rate for children aged 0-4 years (290.4).
- Rates of potentially preventable pediatric stays per 100,000 were more than twice as high in the lowest income quartile as in the highest for diabetes (43.0 vs. 18.9) and asthma (214.1 vs. 89.5) in 2012, although asthma stays declined the most among children from the poorest areas.
- Medicaid was the leading payer of potentially preventable pediatric stays for asthma (58.1 percent) and for diabetes (47.2 percent) in 2012, reflecting a 10-year decline in privately insured hospital stays.
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