Most frequent ER diagnoses in the U.S. in 2017

The graph displays the most commonly recorded ER diagnoses in the U.S. in 2017. In that year, there were around 1.3 million diagnoses of headache in emergency rooms at hospitals in the U.S., making it one of the most common diagnoses that year.

Most common emergency room diagnoses in the U.S. in 2017

Number of diagnoses
Other chest pain, chest pain unspecified4,346,349
Acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified2,504,641
Urinary tract infection, site not specified1,485,188
Headache1,346,546
Unspecified abdominal pain1,300,583
 Syncope and collapse 1,084,963
 Noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified 1,037,738
 Dizziness and giddiness 973,404
 Low back pain 947,389
 Unspecified injury of head, initial encounter 936,779
 Nausea with vomiting, unspecified 923,386
 Acute pharyngitis, unspecified 918,589
 Unspecified asthma with (acute) exacerbation 907,744
 Constipation, unspecified 854,185
 Acute bronchitis, unspecified 831,156
 Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon at neck level, initial encounter 796,144
 Fever, unspecified 745,105
 Other specified disorders of teeth and supporting structures 716,165
 Epigastric pain 677,577
 Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of lower back, initial encounter 655,739
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

The data is sourced from "Definitive Healthcare's hospitals and IDNs platform using all-payor claims data from CY 2017."

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