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Editor's Note
December 2018

Decreased Admission Rate From the Emergency Department With Increased Emergency Department Visits—The Good and the Bad

Author Affiliations
  • 1NYC Health + Hospitals, New York City, New York
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(12):1710-1711. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5163

In this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Lin et al1 analyze National Emergency Department Survey data and find that overall visits to the emergency department (ED) have substantially increased from 2006 to 2014, but the proportion of visits that results in admission has declined. The editors of JAMA Internal Medicine found these ED trends interesting and important: What does this mean?

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