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Traffic Crashes Send 3.5 Million to ERs
THURSDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospital emergency departments treated 3.5 million motor vehicle crash victims who had injuries ranging from bruises and scrapes to life-threatening trauma in 2006, a new government study finds.
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About 85 percent (3 million) of the patients were treated and released, 321,000 were admitted or transferred to another acute care hospital for inpatient care, and about 8,000 patients died in the emergency department, according to the latest News and Numbers, released Wednesday by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The analysis of 2006 data also found that:
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SOURCE: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, news release, Jan. 13, 2010