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.
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