Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 29th, 2001
Because the number of hospitals providing emergency care did not increase during the 1990s, by the end of the decade these hospitals were seeing an additional 35,000 patients each day, according to a new report released June 25, 2001, by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The increase in visits to the emergency department is a result of overall population growth as well as increases in the number of seniors. Older Americans, those 75 years of age and over,...
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