Research Activities, July 2013
About 1.5 emergency department visits result in transfer to another acute care facility
Approximately 1.5 percent of emergency department visits resulted in transfer to another acute care facility in 2009. Transfer rates differed by the characteristics of patients and hospitals. Rates of transfer were highest for elderly patients, very young children, and people from rural areas. Non-trauma, non-teaching, and public hospitals had higher rates of transfer. (Source: AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #155, Emergency Department Transfers to Acute Care Facilities, 2009) You can access the brief at http://go.usa.gov/bdPQ.
More than $138 billion spent on health services for women 18 to 39 years in 2009
More than $138 billion was spent on health services for women ages 18 to 39 in 2009. Pregnancy and normal childbirth, mental disorders, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and bronchitis and upper respiratory infections accounted for one-third ($47 billion) of the spending. (Source: AHRQ Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #403, Health Care Expenditures for the Most Commonly Treated Conditions of Women Ages 18 to 39, 2009). You can access the brief at http://go.usa.gov/bdPB.