Smart ER: How Overcrowded Are Our Emergency Rooms?

Julie Bitely

| 1 min read

Hospital band
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.
Infographic credit: [email protected]
Photo credit: Chelsea Stirlen

A Healthier Michigan is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit, independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
No Personal Healthcare Advice or Other Advice
This Web site provides general educational information on health-related issues and provides access to health-related resources for the convenience of our users. This site and its health-related information and resources are not a substitute for professional medical advice or for the care that patients receive from their physicians or other health care providers.
This site and its health-related information resources are not meant to be the practice of medicine, the practice of nursing, or to carry out any professional health care advice or service in the state where you live. Nothing in this Web site is to be used for medical or nursing diagnosis or professional treatment.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other licensed health care provider. Always consult your health care provider before beginning any new treatment, or if you have any questions regarding a health condition. You should not disregard medical advice, or delay seeking medical advice, because of something you read in this site.