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Inpatient utilization discharges in Pennsylvania

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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