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CDC Data Demonstrates Need for Urgent Care, Group Says
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Federal data showing increasing demand and cost for emergency department visits for often non-emergency medical issues demonstrates the value of urgent care centers, a trade group for urgent care centers claims.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health Statistics Reports shows that of the 116.8 million visits covered by the 2007 Emergency Department Summary, only 16.4% were admitted to a hospital or kept for observation, while 62% were referred to their primary care provider or a specialist for follow up.