Emergency Department Visits for Influenza and Pneumonia: United States, 2016–2018

New NCHS report describes emergency department visit rates for patients with influenza and pneumonia (either influenza or pneumonia, or both) by selected patient characteristics.

Findings:

  • The emergency department (ED) visit rate per 1,000 persons was 7.9 for patients with pneumonia, 4.4 for patients with influenza, and 12.2 for patients with either or both.
  • The ED visit rate for patients with influenza and pneumonia was higher among younger children than older children and increased with age among adults.
  • The ED visit rate for patients with influenza and pneumonia was highest among non-Hispanic black persons compared with persons from other race and ethnicity groups.
  • The ED visit rate for patients with influenza and pneumonia was higher for persons with Medicare (19.9 per 1,000 persons with Medicare) or Medicaid (26.2 per 1,000 persons with Medicaid) compared with persons with private insurance or uninsured persons.

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