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Emergency Department Visits, 2017

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145 million visits to hospital emergency departments

average cost per visit $530

Source: AHRQ, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #257, Costs of Emergency Department Visits for Mental and Substance Use Disorders in the United States, 2017. HCUP Data Partners can be found at:

Internet Citation: Emergency Department Visits, 2017. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). June 2020. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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