Nearly half of medical care comes from emergency rooms, study shows
from Healthcare Finance
Nearly half of all medical care in the U.S. is delivered by emergency departments, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. And in recent years, the percentage of care delivered by emergency departments has grown. For the study, the authors examined publicly available data from several national healthcare databases, which covered all 50 states and the District of Columbia. They studied the period between 1996 and 2010.
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