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Monday, July 11, 2016
ER Mortality Dropped by 48% Between 1997-2011
recently published research on emergency department mortality. Here are some
key findings from the report:
·Between 1997 and 2011
there was a 48% reduction in ER deaths.
·More than 136 million
emergency room visits took place in the United States in 2011.
·40 million of ER
visits were injury-related in 2011.
·12% of ER visits in
2011 resulted in hospital admission.
·ER mortality rates
fell from 1.48 per 1,000 adults in 1997 to 0.77 per 1,000 adults in 2011.
·In 63% of ER deaths,
patients were in cardiac arrest, unconscious or dead on arrival.