Trends in the Utilization of Emergency Department Services, 2009-2018
Examines emergency department (ED) utilization. Explores ED visits resulting in hospital admission, visits ending in release, and visits associated with mental health or substance use disorder diagnoses. Presents information on the patient, hospital, and payer characteristics for each of these three categories, including metropolitan status. Describes federal efforts to discourage inappropriate ED use.
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Access · Emergency department and urgent care services · Hospitals · Mental health · Policy · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Substance use and misuse