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CDC: 1 in 5 Adults Used Emergency Department in 2011
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One in five adults visited the emergency room at least once in 2011 and 7% reported two or more visits for the year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. The CDC’s 36th annual Health, United States, 2012 report also found that in the decade from 2001 to 2011 both children and adults on Medicaid were more likely than the uninsured and people with private insurance to have at least one emergency room visit in the past year.