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Californians increasingly visiting hospital ERs for non-injury care
Los Angeles Times

Californians are increasingly likely to visit a hospital emergency room for complex medical problems rather than an injury, according to new research.

Although hospital emergency departments, or EDs, were once known as “accident rooms,” a review of all non-federal hospital emergency rooms in California from 2005 to 2011 found that injury-related visits have declined over that time period, according to a study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs.