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Use of Emergency Rooms by the Unisured

Use of ED by uninsured patients increasing for 6 of 10 hospitals

According to a new survey conducted by the American Hospital Association, the proportion of emergency department patients without insurance is increasing for six out of 10 hospitals.

Use of Emergency Department by Uninsured Patients and Admissions Originating in the Emergency Department, 2009 June Year to Date versus Same Period Last Year

  Moderate Increase Significant Increase
Percent of Emergency Department Visits by Uninsured Patients 48% 11%
Percent of Admissions Originating in the Emergency Department* 27% 3%


*Can indicate that patients are putting off care until conditions become urgent or emergent and/or fewer patients are seeking elective (scheduled) services.

Source: American Hospital Association (AHA). (August 2009). Rapid Response Survey, The Economic Crisis: Ongoing Monitoring of Impact on Hospitals.


December 2, 2009 - Posted by | healthcare | , , ,

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