Where Do Americans Get Acute Care? Not at Their Doctor’s Office – RAND – 2010

Posted on September 9, 2010. Filed under: Acute Care, Emergency Medicine | Tags: |

Where Do Americans Get Acute Care? Not at Their Doctor’s Office – RAND – 2010

 By: Arthur Lodge Kellermann, Emily R. Carrier, Stephen R. Pitts, Eugene C. Rich
Pages: 2
Document Number: RB-9556
Year: 2010

Less than half of acute care visits in the United States involve a patient’s personal physician. Emergency physicians, who comprise only 4 percent of doctors, handle 28 percent of all acute care encounters and nearly all after-hours and weekend care.
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