Smart ER: How Overcrowded Are Our Emergency Rooms?

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How many people surrounded you the last time you visited the ER?  Between 1995 and 2010, annual ER visits in the U.S. grew by 34 percent, while the number of hospitals with ERs declined by 11 percent.
Emergency medical care is a relatively young specialty and, as such, advancements are constantly surrounding the subject. The infographic below explores the condition of emergency room overcrowding, average wait times and more. Check it out to get some food for thought for your next trip to the emergency room.

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Infographic credit: MHA@GW

Photo credit: Chelsea Stirlen

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