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210,050 ER visits took place in Utah in a 1-year period – 4th lowest rate in US

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It has been reported that over 130 million Americans visit US emergency rooms each year, and new research can reveal that Utah is the state with the 4th fewest visits to emergency departments per 100,000 people.

The study by the health experts at NiceRx not only looks into the US states with the higher number of emergency room visits, but has also revealed the most common reasons for hospital discharges, and which hospitals in the US have the most emergency room visits.

You can view the research here –

Top 10 states with the fewest emergency room visits

RankStatePopulationED VisitsYear collected ED Visits per 10,000 Residents
3New Jersey8,885,000493,7502020556
9South Dakota879,33666,7502020759
  • Utah residents visited emergency rooms 210,050 times in 2019 – equal to 667 visits per 10,000 residents. 

The research and further findings have revealed:

  • Hawaii had by far the lowest emergency department visits out of all of our states. The data set, from 2016, showed that just 127,150 visits were recorded in quarter 4 of the year. That’s 342 visits per 10,000 Hawaii residents.
  • New York had the highest number of emergency room visits on our data set, with the figures collected from 2019. The state had a total of over 1.9 million visits in 2019, a total of 2,283 per 10,000 residents.
  • The most common reason for patients visiting the emergency room in the last quarter of 2020 was for maternal and neonatal conditions, with a total of 519,500 discharges collected in December 2021. Comparably, Influenza was the least common illness for emergency room visits with 4,500 visits in the same period. 
  • The Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas reported the most emergency room visits in 2021 (210,152) opposed to the lowest figure of 91,015 at the Denver Health Medical Center. 

You can review the findings of the study by clicking here