Preventable Hospitalizations: Medicare Beneficiaries (Per 1000) 2009-2012

What is a preventable hospitalization? Preventable hospitalizations are medical problems that present to emergency care at a hospital that are preventable, i.e. can be treated outside of a hospital through prior care management. Some examples of preventable hospitalizations include asthma or hypertension. The map below details the number of preventable hospitalizations of Medicare Beneficiaries from 2009-2012. Check out today’s map of the day to see which state has the highest rate.

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Data Source: Health Indicators Warehouse