Emergency physicians treat nearly 136 million of the sickest patients each year using just 2 percent of the nation’s health care dollar.
"There can be no meaningful health care reform or cost control without liability reform."
David Seaberg, MD, FACEP
Past President, American College of Emergency Physicians
Click to download
Press Release: Visits to Emergency Departments Rose by 13 Million in One Year — Largest Increase Ever
Total Emergency Care Expenditures: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2008. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component Data. Generated interactively. (April 03, 2013)
Total Health Care Expenditures “National Health Expenditure Projections 2008-2018,” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2010
Audio News Release: CDC/ER Visits Increase; Emergency Care Just 2% of Overall Healthcare Costs