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People with diabetes account for a quarter of ER visits in US

from Medscape (free login required)

About 1 in 4 people aged 45 and older who made emergency department (ED) visits in 2015 in the United States had diabetes, new government data show. According to the 2015 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), an estimated 12 million ED visits that year were by patients aged 45 and older, representing 24 percent of ED visits by people in that age group and 80 percent of all ED visits by people with diabetes. more


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