QuickStats: Patient Arrivals by Ambulance at Emergency Departments, by Age Group --- United States, 2003
Overall, arrivals by ambulance accounted for 14.2% (approximately 16 million) of visits to emergency departments (EDs) in 2003. The proportion arriving by ambulance increased with age. Approximately 50% of adults aged >85 years arrived at EDs by ambulance, compared with 4% of children aged <12 years.
SOURCE: 2003 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad358.pdf.
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