AHRQ Stats: Trends in Emergency Department Visits
Emergency department (ED) visits increased 15 percent from 2006 to 2014. During that time, ED visits for injuries decreased by 13 percent while ED visits for mental health/substance abuse increased by 44 percent. (Source: AHRQ, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #227: Trends in Emergency Department Visits, 2006-2014.)
Brian J. Moore, Ph.D., Carol Stocks, Ph.D., R.N., and Pamela L. Owens, Ph.D.