Avoidable hospitalizations in Brazil and Portugal: Identifying and comparing critical areas through spatial analysis.

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Summary of "Avoidable hospitalizations in Brazil and Portugal: Identifying and comparing critical areas through spatial analysis."

Hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions have been used to assess the performance of primary health care. Few studies have compared geographic variation in rates of avoidable hospitalizations and characteristics of high-risk areas within and between countries. The aim of this study was to identify and compare critical areas of avoidable hospitalizations in Brazil and Portugal, because these countries have reformed their primary health care systems in recent years and have similar organizational characteristics.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0219262


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