1 in 5 American adults yearly ER visits
#Cosmoread: About one in five adults in the US, according to a new report at least once per year, emergency room visits.
The report, a National Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) based on surveys done by researchers at the Center found 18 percent of American adults said they had visited the ER in 2014, at least once, and about 6.5 percent said they visited the ER two or more times.
Men than women and more likely to visit an ER were; About 20 percent of women said they had, compared to 16 percent of men went to the ER.
Young people were also slightly more likely to end up in the ER. In 2014, 20 percent of people age 18 to 29 said they visited the ER at least once, 17 percent of people ages 30-44, and 17.5 percent of people ages 45-64 compared.
Adults who have gone to the ER, most (77 percent) said they went to the severity of their medical problems. However, 12 percent said they leave their doctor’s office was not open, and went from 7 percent, because they did not have access to other health care providers, the report said.
Researchers depending on the type of insurance
In the past, researchers depending on the type of insurance that people have found differences in the ER; Those with private insurance to reduce ER visit than those with Medicaid or those who are uninsured are more likely. Almost 8 million people as a result of the Affordable Care Act health insurance between 2013 and 2014, the researchers also see whether there was a change in the ER during this period saw the audience.
They found that, overall, adults between 2013 and 2014 but adults use the ER, the ER two or more times dropped slightly from 8 percent to 6 percent, the percentage of visits did not change.
However, depending on the type of insurance still were differences in ER use. In 2014, about 14 percent of adults with private insurance, Medicaid ER visits and 35 percent of adults, compared to 16.5 percent of adults without insurance.
“The findings indicate that so far no changes over time [ER Viewer] was there, and inequalities persist between the groups,” the researchers said. ER Visits for more research on identifying ways to reduce inappropriate use of the ER could help, he said.
ER among adults who use Medicaid are on high may be because of poor health of the population, compared to people with private insurance or those who are uninsured generally, the researchers said. Most adults say that their ER visit on Medicaid, private insurance or without insurance than people with people was due to the severity of their medical problems, was likely, the report said.