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Emergency Department Visits

Data are for the U.S.

  • Number of visits: 136.3 million
  • Number of injury-related visits: 40.2 million
  • Number of visits per 100 persons: 44.5
  • Percent of visits with patient seen in fewer than 15 minutes: 27.0%
  • Percent of visits resulting in hospital admission: 11.9%
  • Percent of visits resulting in transfer to a different (psychiatric or other) hospital: 2.1%

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Emergency Department Summary Tables. Tables 1, 4, 14, 24 [PDF - 1.1 MB]

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