TABLE 2

Five Most Common Reasons for ED Visits Among Children With Sustained High Numbers of ED Visits

High ED Use in 2012Sustained High ED Use in 2013–2014
Disease Groupingn (% of Total)Disease Groupingn (% of Total)
1. Fever39 660 (19.4)1. Respiratory diseases11 418 (16.0)
2. Respiratory diseases35 334 (17.3)2. Sinus or upper respiratory tract infection10 494 (14.7)
3. Sinus or upper respiratory tract infection34 987 (17.1)3. Asthma9865 (13.8)
4. Ear infections25 868 (12.6)4. Fever9371 (13.1)
5. Asthma18 208 (8.9)5. Abdominal pain6712 (9.4)
Total, top 5154 057 (75.3)Total, top 547 860 (67.0)
  • Children with high ED use in 2012 experienced at least 4 ED discharges in 2012. Children with sustained high ED use in 2013 and 2014 experienced at least 8 ED discharges in 2013 and 2014 combined.