Healthcare Quality

Potentially avoidable emergency department visits among adults ages 18-64

Potentially avoidable emergency department visits among adults ages 18-64 with employer-sponsored insurance per 1,000 enrollees

About this data measure

  • Avoidable emergency department visits are a major contributor to rising healthcare costs.
  • The rate of potentially avoidable emergency department visits among Rhode Island adults aged 18-64 has decreased in recent years.

Measure Source: Truven Marketscan Database, accessed via Commonwealth Fund

Potentially avoidable emergency department visits among adults ages 18-64 over time