Getting the Most Out of Hospitalization Data

August 20, 2008 - 8:00pm

Derek Ziegler, CamConnect
David Solet, Public Health-Seattle and King County

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:

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.