CDC: Emergency visits reached record high in 2016

From Becker’s:

Emergency department visits reached 145.6 million patients in 2016 — a record high — compared to more than 136.9 million visits the year prior, according to new CDC data.

The finding is from data for the most recent year available and does not include freestanding emergency departments or urgent care centers.

Notable: Sixty-nine percent of hospital inpatients were processed through the emergency department in 2016.