This data provides a good starting point for assessing the quality of health services in the community, however, this data does not measure hospital quality.
This dataset contains data on medical conditions including diabetes short-term complications; perforated appendix; diabetes long-term complications; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma in older adults (age 40 and over); hypertension; heart failure; dehydration; bacterial pneumonia; urinary tract infection; angina without procedure (retired, 2016); uncontrolled diabetes; asthma in younger adults (age 18-39); and lower-extremity amputation among patients with diabetes. The composite measures include overall, acute conditions, chronic conditions, and diabetes (new, 2016). Hospitalizations due to these medical conditions are potentially preventable through access to high-quality outpatient care.
Note that in 2015, California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) only released the first three-quarters of data due to a change in the reporting of diagnoses from International Classification of Diseases-9-Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) to ICD-10-CM codes, effective October 1, 2015. Due to the significant differences resulting from the code change, the ICD-9-CM data is distinguished from the ICD-10-CM data in the data file beginning in 2016.