February 4, 2009
Health care use:
1.8 million emergency department visits for assault
– National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2006
Number of deaths from homicide: 18,124
Deaths per 100,00 population: 6.1
Firearm homicide deaths: 12,352
Deaths per 100,000 population: 4.2
–Deaths: Final Data for 2005
November 19, 2008
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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