“Avoidable hospitalizations” are those that could be prevented with timely access to quality outpatient care. The rate of avoidable pediatric hospitalizations among children ages 4 and younger in East Flatbush is higher than the citywide rate.
Many childhood asthma emergency department visits could be prevented by reducing the presence of pests, mold, secondhand smoke and other asthma triggers, and by taking daily medication. The asthma emergency department visit rate among children ages 5 to 17 in East Flatbush is higher than the citywide rate. The TCNY 2020 goal is to have fewer than 210 asthma emergency department visits per 10,000 city children.