Points on Care: Preventable Emergency Department Visit Hotspots

Updated: March 9, 2020

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Potentially preventable emergency department visits (PPVs) are an indicator of excess emergency health care use which could be provided in settings such as primary care. PCDC explored how PPV rates varied across New York City and compared hotspot neighborhoods with city averages.

Issue 2 of PCDC’s Points on Care explores the implications of PPV hotspots and how these findings might guide future research and policies to improve access to primary care. Read the report below, or download it using the form on the right side of the page.

Points on Care _ Issue 2 _ Final