Report finds many emergency room visits are avoidable
from Consumer Affairs
When an accident or injury occurs, it’s second nature for consumers to go to the emergency room (ER) for treatment. But a new report finds that some of these visits aren’t necessary or advisable. In a recent study, researchers from California deemed that 3.5 percent of all U.S. emergency room visits were “avoidable.” They say that the top three discharge diagnoses were alcohol abuse, dental disorders, and mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression.
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