The urgency of visits to hospital emergency departments: data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), 1992.

@article{Schappert1995TheUO,
  title={The urgency of visits to hospital emergency departments: data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), 1992.},
  author={Susan M Schappert},
  journal={Statistical bulletin},
  year={1995},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={10-9}
}
During 1992, an estimated 89.8 million visits were made to the emergency departments (EDs) of nonfederal, short-stay or general hospitals in the United States. Of these ED visits, 40.1 million (44.6 percent) were labeled urgent by hospital staff. For survey purposes, an urgent visit was defined as one in which the patient requires immediate attention for an acute illness or injury that threatens life or function and where delay would be harmful to the patient. However, visits to hospital EDs… CONTINUE READING