Ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs)
ACSCs are those for which hospitalisation is thought to be avoidable with the application of public health interventions and early disease management, usually delivered in ambulatory setting such as primary care. High rates of hospital admissions for ACSCs may provide indirect evidence of problems with patient access to primary healthcare, inadequate skills and resources, or disconnection with specialist services.
Data are presented by financial year (1 July to 30 June), consistent with the release of hospitalisation data in Victoria. 1. ACSC reports for the period 2000-01 to 2013-14 are based on the classification and codes in Victorian Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions - Report 2001-2002 2. ACSC reports for the period 2014-15 onwards are based on the classification and codes in National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18 – Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019