Term: Access to Hospital Services

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


An indication of the extent to which individuals receive necessary medical care, determined by rates of persons who use specific services in the population. The following 3 indicators are available: 1). rate of persons using very high intensity of care (Intensity of Resource Use), 2). rates of persons receiving care in teaching and urban community hospitals (Level of Care), and 3). rates of persons using inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures (Outpatient Surgical Care).

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