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Emergency Department Visits

Data are for the U.S.

  • Number of visits: 136.9 million
  • Number of injury-related visits: 39.0 million
  • Number of visits per 100 persons: 43.3
  • Number of emergency department visits resulting in hospital admission: 12.3 million
  • Number of emergency department visits resulting in admission to critical care unit: 1.5 million
  • Percent of visits with patient seen in fewer than 15 minutes: 35.4%
  • Percent of visits resulting in hospital admission: 9.0%
  • Percent of visits resulting in transfer to a different (psychiatric or other) hospital: 2.2%

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 Emergency Department Summary Tables, tables 1, 4, 15, 25, 26 [PDF – 676 KB]

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