Inequality in unplanned hospitalisation for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions

Why this fact is important:

This measure shows how much higher the rate of unplanned hospitalisation for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions is in the most deprived areas of a CCG compared to the least deprived.

Things to note:

The rates have been adjusted to take account of the age and sex mix of the population in a CCG. Therefore the differences are not simply because deprived and less deprived areas have an older or younger population.

A higher value indicates a higher difference between more- and less- deprived areas. The "underlying CCG mean values" are the adjusted CCG rates of unplanned hospitalisation for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions.

This is the absolute gradient of the relationship at Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) level between emergency admissions for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions per 100,000 population and deprivation, measured by the Index of Multiple Deprivation (2015).

The indicator measures the reduction over time of within-CCG variation in emergency admissions for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Variation is measured by the gap between more and less deprived Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) rates of emergency admissions for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions per 100,000 population. The measure uses the range of deprivation in England as a whole, which allows direct comparisons to be made between all CCGs.

Interpretation of Results

This is the absolute gradient of the relationship at Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) level between emergency admissions for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions per 100,000 population and deprivation, measured by the Index of Multiple Deprivation (2015). The indicator measures the reduction over time of within-CCG variation in emergency admissions for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Variation is measured by the gap between more and less deprived Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) rates of emergency admissions for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions per 100,000 population. The measure uses the range of deprivation in England as a whole, which allows direct comparisons to be made between all CCGs.

Data source

Hospital Episodes Statistics (NHS Digital) and population figures (NHAIS)

Time period

Annual. Rolling 12 months to Q4 15/16

Further information

Further information on the purpose, background and construction of this indicator is at https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/ccg-auth/ - indicator 106a

Further information on the purpose, background and construction of the "underlying CCG mean values" is at the same link - indicator 128a

Technical definition