Archive for October 22, 2018
Many people are receiving the wrong types of care. While dealing with a medical situation, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed and confused. Unfortunately, this confusion creates a huge problem that affects both patients and those caring for them. In this post, you’ll learn more about the growing problem emergency rooms across the nation face.
Not Knowing Where to Receive Care
You’ll typically find many emergency rooms throughout the United States are quite crowded. Unfortunately, this is often because many people awaiting care don’t need to be in the ER. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently conducted a study regarding this problem. The results of this study found that 48% of adult emergency room patients that weren’t sick enough for hospital admission visited the ER because their doctor’s office was closed. Those without medical insurance often visit the emergency room because they don’t have a doctor of their own.