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Emergency Department Visits for Adults in Community Hospitals from Selected States, 2005

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb47.pdf

Americans made an estimated 115 million visits to hospital emergency departments in 2005. Among the findings: rates of ED visits were inversely related to wealth. Also reports on reasons for visits by age groups, coverage of patients by health insurance, and relationship of health insurance to likelihood of hospital admittance. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.