Term: Ambulatory Care Sensitive (ACS) Conditions

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


A set of 28 medical conditions / diagnoses "for which timely and effective outpatient care can help to reduce the risks of hospitalization by either preventing the onset of an illness or condition, controlling an acute episodic illness or condition, or managing a chronic disease or condition". (Billings et al. 1993).

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