Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Medical Visits Top 1 Billion

Americans visited a doctor, hospital outpatient department, or emergency room 1.2 billion times in 2007. That's four visits per person per year. Between 1997 and 2007, the annual number of medical visits grew by 25 percent.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Ambulatory Medical Care Utilization Estimates for 2007

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