Preventable (PQI) Inpatient Visit Rates by Socioeconomic Status

New York Finger Lakes Region

Preventable inpatient visits (PQIs) are an indication that patients are not getting the care needed to manage their health. Since 2000, the PQI rate for the region has decreased, although the improvement is not seen across all populations. The chart below show that the PQI rate has not improved for the SES 1 population.


Methodology note: The SES index ranking was developed by Common Ground Health and calculated using a variety of socioeconomic indicators from the American Community Survey including average income, poverty rates, education levels, housing value, and homeownership. Each ZIP code is assigned a socioeconomic (SES) index ranking from 1 to 5. The lower SES ZIP codes tend to have lower average income, higher poverty rates, lower prevalence of college degrees, etc.

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