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Trends in the Utilization of Emergency Department Services, 2009-2018

Description
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.
Date
03/2021
Type
Document
Organization
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Tagged as
Access · Emergency department and urgent care services · Hospitals · Mental health · Policy · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Substance use and misuse