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Emergency Department Visits

Data are for the U.S.

  • Number of visits: 129.8 million
  • Number of injury-related visits: 37.9 million
  • Number of visits per 100 persons: 42.8
  • Percent of visits with patient seen in fewer than 15 minutes: 25.1%
  • Percent of visits resulting in hospital admission: 13.3%
  • Percent of visits resulting in transfer to a different (psychiatric or other) hospital: 2.1%

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Emergency Department Summary Tables, tables 1, 4, 14, 24 [PDF - 481 KB]

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