AHRQ Stats: Pediatric Hospital Stays
Among pediatric asthma and diabetes patients, the rate of hospital stays that could have been prevented increased 21 percent from 2008 to 2012. That reversed trends in 2003 to 2008, when the rate of preventable hospital stays declined 34 percent for asthma patients and 16 percent for diabetes patients. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #192: Potentially Preventable Pediatric Hospital Inpatient Stays for Asthma and Diabetes, 2003-2012.)
Kathryn Fingar, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Raynard Washington, Ph.D.