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KFF Ranks States by ER Visit Rate

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Louisiana has the highest rate of emergency room visits in the U.S., according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation ranking, writes Becker’s Hospital Review.

Kaiser Family Foundation analyzed data from the 1999-2019 American Hospital Association Annual Survey. The data include ER visits from community hospitals, which represent 85 percent of all hospitals in the U.S.

In 2019, the national ER visit rate was 437 per 1,000 population.

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