Healthcare Quality

Potentially avoidable emergency department visits among Medicare beneficiaries

Potentially avoidable emergency department visits among Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older per 1,000 beneficiaries

About this data measure

  • Avoidable emergency department visits are a major contributor to rising healthcare costs.
  • Rhode Island's rate of avoidable emergency department visits among adults ages 65+ is better than the national average.

Measure Source: Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse (CCW), via CMS Geographic Variation Public Use File, accessed via Commonwealth Fund

Potentially avoidable emergency department visits among Medicare beneficiaries over time