Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Retail Clinics, Urgent Care Centers, and Emergency Departments as Venues for Health Care
Slide content:Emergency Department (ED) - 1 Visits increasing over time 2006 - over 119 million visits 2011 - over 136 million visits Visits resulting in admission 2006 12.8% 2011 11.9% Majority of patients waited 15 59 minutes to see a provider 6
Slide notes:This slide provides some statistics on the emergency department, or ED, which may also be called the emergency room, or ER. The number of people using emergency rooms has increased over time. In 2006, there were one hundred nineteen million ED visits. In 2011, there were over one hundred thirty six million. That equals about two hundred fifty nine visits to emergency rooms every minute during 2011. In 2006, twelve-point-eight percent of ED visits resulted in admission to the hospital. In 2011, that percentage dropped slightly to eleven point nine percent. The majority of patients waited fifteen to fifty nine minutes to see a provider. 6