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AAEM is over 8,000 members strong and growing. We offer multiple ways for you get involved with the topics that matter most to you. For over 20 years we have been committed to your personal and professional well being. Our primary concern is supporting you: your practice rights, your autonomy, your relationship with your patients. That's the AAEM difference, will you join us? Resident or student? Join or renew here!

 

Beyond the Safety Net: America’s Emergency Departments Keep the System Afloat

America’s emergency departments (EDs) are vital to our health care system. As the entry point for those who lack insurance coverage and the acutely injured or seriously ill, emergency departments care for any patient who comes through the door. America's EDs see 130.4 million patient visits per year — that’s 41.9 visits per 100 persons. Emergency departments control costs for hospitals and health care systems, since only 9.3% of those visits result in hospital admission. Emergency physicians make critical gate-keeping decisions regarding the safest, most appropriate, and most cost-effective way to care for each patient — with far-reaching consequences for those patients and the entire health care system.  Read the full statement.

 

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