The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) has posted a new statistical brief: Trends in Emergency Department Visits, 2006-2014. This Statistical Brief presents information on ED visits between 2006 and 2014. Population-based ED visit rates in 2006 and 2014 are provided by patient characteristics, whether the ED visit resulted in admission to the same hospital or resulted in the patient being treated and released, and the type of first-listed diagnosis for the ED visit. The first-listed diagnosis for ED visits was grouped into four categories—injury, medical, mental health/substance abuse, and maternal/neonatal. Trends in ED visits by expected payer from 2006 to 2014 are presented along with changes in the distribution of expected payer by type of first-listed diagnosis of the visit. The number of ED visits for the most frequent first-listed diagnoses seen in the ED and the diagnoses with the greatest percent change between 2006 and 2014 are compared.
- HCUP Statistical Brief #227: Trends in Emergency Department Visits, 2006-2014. September 2017 (PDF)