The Impact of Non Urgent Care on Florida Emergency Rooms

August 03, 2018
One of the biggest problems in healthcare today is the overuse of emergency departments for non-urgent care. Below is a detailed discussion of this important topic with an emphasis on what's happening in Florida emergency rooms.

The Scope of the Problem

About one-third of all Americans go to the emergency room when they need medical care, even when their medical need isn't an emergency. This statistic comes from a survey conducted in 2016 by three well-respected partners: National Public Radio (NPR), the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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