When something goes wrong, it can be a stressful situation. Especially when someone is sick or hurt, figuring out where to go can be confusing. Do you visit the family care physicians, after hours urgent care, or the emergency room?
If you have never visited an emergency room except for a major broken bone, it may be confusing as to why so many choose to visit the ER. Recent news articles have highlighted the increased use of the emergency room over using a family health clinic or urgent care facilities.
Many choose to visit the emergency room (ER) for convenience reasons. Below are a few common rationales for why so many choose to visit the emergency room rather than their family care providers.
- Cheaper care Especially for those who don?t pay when using the ER