Top challenges faced by hospital emergency departments in the U.S. 2016

This statistic shows the leading challenges to emergency departments in the U.S. as reported by hospital and health system representatives during a survey in February 2016. It was found that approximately 35 percent of respondents report accommodating mental health patients as the biggest challenge for their emergency department.

Leading challenges for emergency departments in the U.S. as of 2016

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Source

Release date

May 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 2016

Number of respondents

212 respondents

Special properties

hospital and health system representatives

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Please rank the top three challenges facing your ED."
Figures may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

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