7 Statistics on ED Volume, Capacity

The following are statistics on emergency department volume and preparedness from an April 2014 American College of Emergency Physicians Survey of approximately 1,900 members:

Percentage of physicians who report ED volume since January 1, 2014, has:

  • Increased: 46 percent
  • Remained the same: 27 percent
  • Decreased: 23 percent
  • Not sure: 4 percent

Percentage of physicians who report their ED is prepared for significant volume increases:

  • No: 77 percent
  • Not sure: 14 percent
  • Yes: 10 percent

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