One In Seven Adults Uses The ER For Medical Care, USA

Wed, 29 Mar 2006 05:00 AM EST

... An estimated 14.1 percent of the nation's adult population, nearly 31 million people, was seen in hospital emergency rooms in 2003, according the HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). There is some concern among policymakers about both the cost and health implications of overuse and inappropriate use of emergency rooms, particularly for persons with limited access to other ambulatory care... click link for more info. ...