Getting the Most Out of Hospitalization Data
Derek Ziegler of CamConnect and David Solet from Seattle present their work on using and analyzing cross-sectional and longitudinal hospitalization data. Derek obtained longitudinal data for all 3 hospitals in Camden and confirmed that emergency rooms are being overused for primary-care health conditions. You can view the report at: http://www.camconnect.org/CamdenHealthData.html.
David gave examples of how hospital admissions is used in community health assessment in Seattle/King County, including neighborhood and inequities data on pediatric asthma, ambulatory-care-sensitive hospitalizations and assault.