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Table 4 Proportion of ACSC* hospital admission for uncomplicated hypertension rated as a“avoidable” by patient characteristics (aged 20 to 74, fiscal years 2012 to 2014) and by physician raters

From: ACSC Indicator: testing reliability for hypertension

  Rater 1 Rater 2 Rater 3
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Avoidable Hospitalization 27 (32.9) 5 (6.1) 22 (26.8)
Age (years)
 20-49 14 (51.9) 2 (40.0) 12 (54.5)
 50-64 5 (18.5) 1 (20.0) 6 (27.3)
 65-74 8 (29.6) 2 (40.0) 4 (18.2)
Sex
 Female 13 (48.2) 1 (20.0) 9 (40.9)
 Male 14 (51.8) 4 (80.0) 13 (59.1)
Adjusted household income (quintiles)
 1 (lowest) 3 (11.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (4.5)
 2 2 (7.4) 1 (20.0) 4 (18.2)
 3 4 (14.8) 0 (0.0) 4 (18.2)
 4 5 (18.5) 1 (20.0) 4 (18.2)
 5 (highest) 8 (29.7) 1(20.0) 5 (22.7)
 Missing 5 (18.5) 2 (40.0) 4 (18.2)
Region
 Rural 1 (3.7) 1 (20.0) 1 (4.6)
 Urban 26 (96.3) 4 (80.0) 21 (95.4)
Charlson Comorbidity    
 None 14 (51.9) 2 (40.0) 9 (40.9)
 Vascular related 12 (44.4) 2 (40.0) 12 (54.6)
 Not related 1 (3.7) 1 (20.0) 1 (4.5)
  1. *ACSC ambulatory care sensitive condition
  2. aavoidable defined as points 4-5 on the 5-point validated scale