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Annual total number of visits made to the emergency room


[ PRELIMINARY VARIABLE: Variable description may change once we confirm the universe and assess the comparability of this variable over time. ]

For all persons, ERTOTVIS captures the total number of emergency room medical provider visits during the year. These are encounters that took place primarily in emergency room settings and clinics, and include visits to both physician and non-physician providers. For a small proportion of sample persons, the sum of the physician and non-physician visit variables is less than the total number of emergency room visits because ERTOTVIS contains reported visits where the respondent did not know the type of provider.

Related variables
Summary variables related to the total number of emergency room medical encounters are also available broken down by the type of medical provider seen, including physicians, non-physicians, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, optometrists, physician assistants, and physical or occupational therapists.


ERTOTVIS is a 3-digit numeric variable.


The comparability of this variable over time has not yet been assessed.


The universe for this variable has not yet been confirmed.


  • 1996-2019



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