QuickStats: Rates of Emergency Department Visits Related to Mental Health Disorders Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years, by Disorder Category — National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States, 2017–2019

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During 2017–2019, 52.9 ED visits per 1,000 persons were related to a diagnosed mental health disorder (MHD) in the United States per year.

Approximately one half of mental health–related visits had a diagnosis of a psychoactive substance use disorder at a rate of 27.1 visits per 1,000 persons per year, followed by an anxiety, stress-related, or other nonpsychotic mental disorder (14.4), mood (affective) disorder (12.6), other MHD (5.3), and schizophrenia, schizotypal, delusional, or other nonmood psychotic disorder (4.0).

Source: National Center for Health Statistics. National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2017–2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ahcd/ahcd_questionnaires.htm

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Page last reviewed: February 4, 2022
Page last updated: February 4, 2022