Monday Mapday: A Look at Chronic Health Conditions

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Monday Mapday: A Look at Chronic Health Conditions

This map shows the percentage of discharges for “treatable” illnesses by county for 2011-2013 from the Georgia Department of Public Health OASIS  system.  The “treatable” illnesses displayed in this map are officially know as Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs).  ACSCs are conditions that are chronic or acute, and include conditions that are potentially preventable through primary and preventative care, such as hypertension or type II diabetes.  High numbers of ACSCs could indicate that a person does not have a medical home, and thus needs care at an ER instead of a neighborhood clinic or general practitioner setting.  To view an interactive map and view other health variables, check out the Weave map on Neighborhood Nexus.

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2017-05-08T15:54:04-05:00 33north, Uncategorized|