The SF Indicator Project indicators for Health Systems measure access to and quality of precentative and acute medical care in San Francisco. The use of primary care and preventative health care services is dependent on a number of factors including physical access to health facilities, transportation, and health insurance status. The timely use of primary care has a role in preventing morbidity and hospitalizations from a number of chronic diseases, including asthma and diabetes. Research has specifically found that Federally Qualified Health Centers in medically underserved areas can lower preventable hospitalization rates.
Objectives & Indicators
HS.1. Assure affordable and high quality public health facilities
HS.1.a. Public health facility transit access
HS.1.b. Hospital bed access
HS.2. Assure access to preventative, outpatient health services
HS.2.a. Early prenatal care
HS.2.b. Preventable hospitalizations