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AHRQ: Hospital Admissions for Uncontrolled Diabetes among American Indians and Alaska Natives

Hospital admission rates for uncontrolled diabetes for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) declined for all ages between 2000 and 2015, according to a new Data Spotlight from AHRQ’s 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report. Some AI/AN patients receive care at Indian Health Service (IHS) hospitals. Using IHS data, the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (NHQDR) team found significant decreases in hospital admissions for uncontrolled diabetes in the AI/AN population receiving treatment at IHS facilities. However, the declines are not as pronounced in younger age groups.

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