Emergency Department Care in California: Who Uses It and Why?
Californians make more than 10 million visits to hospital emergency departments annually. Many of these could be avoided with timely care from family physicians or outpatient clinics. This issue of California Counts presents a comprehensive portrait of emergency department care from several perspectives. Among its findings: The Central Valley and Los Angeles are home to some of the most crowded emergency departments in the state; patients with Medi-Cal coverage visit emergency departments more than do the uninsured; and Hispanics and Asians are less like to use emergency care than whites.
Who Uses California’s Emergency Departments and Why?
Emergency Department Use in California Counties
Access to the Health Care Safety Net in California
California's Health Care Safety Net
Health Insurance, Health Care Use, and Health Status in Los Angeles County
Health & Human Services