Change Indicator

Inpatient utilization discharges in Pennsylvania

Inpatient utilization discharges

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Why This Indicator Matters

In some instances, hospital admissions may be avoidable if the patient has access to adequate outpatient primary and specialist care which can prevent a condition from worsening to a state that requires hospitalization.
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Definition and Source



The number of admissions for a physical health service that were discharged from an inpatient stay. The rate represents the total number of discharges divided by 1,000 member months.

Data Source

PPC's report & source documentation can be found at


A weighted average is calculated for this indicator to provide a reflection of the actual rate within each age group.

The year represents when the PPC or HEDIS reports were published.

Updated December 2022.

Last Updated

December 2022