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Bumpus
04-02-2009, 10:19 AM
WOW ...

AUSTIN, Texas Just nine people accounted for nearly 2,700 of the emergency room visits in the Austin area during the past six years at a cost of $3 million to taxpayers and others, according to a report. The patients went to hospital emergency rooms 2,678 times from 2003 through 2008, said the report from the nonprofit Integrated Care Collaboration, a group of health care providers who care for low-income and uninsured patients.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090402/ap_on_re_us/frequent_er_patients

9 people ... 5 years ... 2,678 trips to the ER :jawdrop:

Bumpus
04-02-2009, 10:22 AM
... that breaks down to 16.3% of their days spent in the emergency room per year.

Dolfan3773
04-02-2009, 10:39 AM
wow...