Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
9,349.5 emergency department visits for nonfatal injuries per 100,000 population (2017)

Target:
7,738.2 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
9,349.5 emergency department visits for nonfatal injuries per 100,000 population occurred in 2017 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Reduce emergency department visits for nonfatal injuries

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Every year in the United States, millions of people are treated in the emergency department for injuries. Sometimes these injuries cause long-term physical and mental health problems. Strategies to prevent specific types of nonfatal injuries, including intentional and unintentional injuries, can reduce emergency department visits.