A Profile of US Emergency Departments in 2001 Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Outpatient Clinics, Hospital

abstract

  • Significant variation exists in the distribution and use of US EDs. One third of EDs have an annual visit volume less than 8,760 and, together, they account for 6% of all visits. The United States should consider classifying EDs, as it does trauma centers, to clarify the type of care available in this heterogeneous clinical setting and the distribution of different types of EDs.

publication date

  • December 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2006.08.020

PubMed ID

  • 17067721

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 694

end page

  • 701

volume

  • 48

number

  • 6