Rural Area Deprivation and Hospitalizations Among Children for Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions

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Project funded:
September 2013
Project completed:
August 2015

Rural areas with reduced social and economic resources may be particularly vulnerable to inadequate primary care for children.


  • Area Deprivation Is Higher Among Rural Counties - But Not All Rural Counties Are Deprived
    Policy Brief
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 08/2015
    This brief is one of two on the role of residence/community deprivation on potentially avoidable hospitalizations (PAH) of children. It details development of an area deprivation index, examines area deprivation across all U.S. counties, and describes findings when applied to rates of PAH among a nine-state sample of children.