October 21, 2009
10 Leading Causes of Violence-Related Injury Deaths in the United States in 2006, for all races, both sexes, and all ages.
Produced By: Office of Statistics and Programming, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Data Source: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Vital Statistics System.
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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