To the Editor: Potentially avoidable hospital admissions are a key concern for every health care system. Admissions for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions (ACSCs) have been used as a proxy measure of potentially avoidable admissions in research and in policy and program development since the early 1990s. Older patients with chronic conditions are the greatest contributors to ACSC admissions, and hospital admissions for ACSCs are particularly burdensome in rural Australia.2
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