ED visits are on the rise, survey finds

04/28/2011 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

A survey by the American College of Emergency Physicians found that 80% of 1,768 emergency doctors reported seeing an increase in emergency department visits and 89% think that the health care legislation will spur more ED visits. Ninety-seven percent of respondents said they treat patients referred by primary care physicians every day and 97% also said they had daily encounters with Medicaid patients who could not find another doctor to accept their health insurance, according to the poll.

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