In Case of Emergency: New Data on Medical Benefits

Source: Paul A. Welcher, Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 15, 2011

This article is the first of three articles, the purpose of which is to highlight the findings of the formal report. The 12 health benefits data are presented in three basic groups. This article presents health benefits related to emergencies. The formal report included two benefits of this nature: emergency room visits and ambulance services. The second article will present data on reproductive health benefits: maternity care, infertility treatment, sterilization, and gynecological exams and services. The third article will present data on health benefits involving chronic illness and maintenance care: diabetes care management, kidney dialysis, physical therapy, durable medical equipment, prosthetics, and organ and tissue transplantation.

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