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Preventable hospital admissions among the homeless in California: A retrospective analysis of care for ambulatory care sensitive conditions

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, October 2014
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Title
Preventable hospital admissions among the homeless in California: A retrospective analysis of care for ambulatory care sensitive conditions
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12913-014-0511-7
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Authors

Brandi M White, Charles Ellis Jr, Kit N Simpson

Abstract

BackgroundLimited research exists that investigates hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) among the homeless, who frequently lack a usual source of care. This study profiled ACSC admissions for homeless patients.MethodsBivariate analyses and logistic regression were completed to investigate ACSC and non-ACSC admissions among homeless patients using the 2010 California State Inpatient Database.ResultsHomeless patients admitted for an ACSC were mostly male, non-Hispanic white, and on average 49.9 years old. In the predictive model, the odds of an ACSC admission among homeless patients increased when they were black, admitted to the emergency department or transferred from another health facility. Having Medicare was associated with a decreased odds of an ACSC admission.ConclusionsSpecific characteristics are associated with a greater likelihood of an ACSC admission. Research should examine how these characteristics contribute to ACSC hospitalizations and findings should be linked to programs designed to serve as a safety-net for homeless patients to reduce hospitalizations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 2%
Unknown 48 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 22%
Researcher 7 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 14%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Other 11 22%
Unknown 2 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 33%
Social Sciences 11 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 12%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 6%
Psychology 3 6%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 4 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 November 2014.
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#5,436,315
of 10,704,475 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,838
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#76,717
of 207,664 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#89
of 162 outputs
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