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Emergency room use reaches a record high
Modern Healthcare

Visits to hospital emergency departments increased to an all-time high of 136 million in 2009, according to estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This represents almost a 10% increase from the 2008 figure of 123.8 million. The CDC study is one of three examinations of ER use being released today at the American College of Emergency Physicians meeting in San Francisco.