Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Emergency Room of Last Resort

Among adults aged 18 to 64 who visited an emergency room in the past 12 months but were not admitted to the hospital, percentage who said they went to the emergency room because they had no other health care place to go: 46%.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Emergency Room Use among Adults Aged 18-64: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June, 2011

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