Friday, July 8, 2016

Emergency Department Visits (US)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC twenty four seven. Saving Lives, Protecting People

CDC - National Center for Health Statistics - Data are for the U.S.
  • Number of visits: 136.3 million
  • Number of injury-related visits: 40.2 million
  • Number of visits per 100 persons: 44.5
  • Number of emergency department visits resulting in hospital admission: 16.2 million
  • Number of emergency department visits resulting in admission to critical care unit: 2.1 million
  • Percent of visits with patient seen in fewer than 15 minutes: 27.0%
  • Percent of visits resulting in hospital admission: 11.9%
  • Percent of visits resulting in transfer to a different (psychiatric or other) hospital: 2.1%
Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Emergency Department Summary Tables. Tables 1, 4, 14, 24 [PDF - 1.1 MB]

UPI - By Maureen Salamon - July 6, 2016
"Hospital emergency room deaths in the United States plummeted by nearly half over a 15-year period, with several factors likely accounting for the drop, a new study indicates.
The upshot: It's unlikely you'll die in the ER, say researchers who analyzed almost 368,000 emergency department visits by adults between 1997 and 2011. They found a 48 percent reduction in deaths over that period.
Increasing use of home hospice care and improvements in emergency medicine and public health are among the factors that might help explain the results, study author Dr. Hemal Kanzaria said..."