TABLE 2

Health Services Delivered During ED Visits in Children by Visit Frequency

Overall (n = 326 3330)No. of ED Visits Within a 365-Day Period
1 (n = 1 183 571)2 (n = 793 380)3 (n = 489 240)≥4 (n = 797 139)
Visits not associated with inpatient admission2 899 305 (88.8)1 038 852 (87.8)718 621 (90.6)442 532 (90.5)699 300 (87.7)
Among patients with no inpatient admission
 No medications administereda1 862 281 (64.2)662 186 (63.7)464 885 (64.7)286 494 (64.7)448 716 (64.2)
 No laboratory tests performed2 059 993 (71.1)729 868 (70.3)511 849 (71.2)315 939 (71.4)502 337 (71.8)
 No radiologic studies performed2 128 035 (73.4)718 902 (69.2)528 946 (73.6)335 889 (75.9)544 298 (77.8)
Low-use ED visit (all of the above)1 053 250 (32.3)342 872 (29.0)259 597 (32.7)168 316 (34.4)282 465 (35.4)
  • Data are presented as n (%).

  • a No medications given aside from acetaminophen or ibuprofen.