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Sacramento County ER visits jump by 50,000 in 2014
Sacramento Bee

Sacramento County residents visit emergency rooms at a much higher – and growing – rate than the rest of California, new state figures show.

A high number of emergency room visits can lead to increased wait times or, if many patients are uninsured or underinsured, increased health care costs.

Some area hospitals have responded to the influx by establishing programs designed to funnel patients with minor ailments to community clinics. Others have introduced novel tools like allowing ER patients to check in online before coming to the hospital.

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