Characteristics of Frequent Emergency Department Users

Source: Elizabeth M. Peppe, Jim W. Mays, and Holen C. Chang – Actuarial Research Corporation, and Eric Becker and Bianca DiJulio -The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Care Marketplace Project, Kaiser Family Foundation, Publication Number 7696, October 4, 2007

From the summary:
The increased use of U.S. hospital emergency departments has received considerable attention from both the health care community and policymakers in recent years. This analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines the demographic and health characteristics of people who frequently visit the emergency room to help understand why their utilization is so high.

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