Ambulatory care sensitive conditions in Portugal (2016)
The aim of this study is to identify which elements of primary health care (PHC) need strengthening to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations of ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) in Portugal.
ACSCs are health conditions for which hospitalization or emergency care can be avoided through addressing these conditions effectively in PHC.
How the strengthening of PHC can be achieved is captured in a set of actionable policy recommendations. This publication is part of the multicountry study on ACSCs in the WHO European Region.