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Nationally representative surveillance data indicate that ADEs account for how many emergency department visits per year?

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In the U.S., ADEs account for an estimated 1 million emergency department visits per year.

  • ADEs account for over 3.5 million physician office visits and approximately 125,000 hospital admissions each year.
  • In inpatient settings, ADEs affect approximately 2 million hospital stays annually, and prolong the length of hospital stays by approximately 1.7 to 4.6 days.

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