Category: injury

A brief look at emergency room visits

In 2006, about 4 out of every 10 people visited an emergency room. Of those visits– About 22% were seen in less than 15 minutes. About 13% needed hospital admission. Only about 2% needed to transer to higher level or specialized care. The most common diagnosis in emergency departments–injury and poisoning. For more NCHS Fast Stats, Read More >

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