Thirteen top reasons patients go to the ER.
- Chest Pains
- Cuts, Bruises and Wounds
- Skin Rashes and Infections
- Difficulty Breathing and Asthma Attacks
- Stomach Aches
- Diarrhea and Vomiting
- Back Pain
- Migraines and Headaches
- Abdominal Pain
Last time I went to the ER, it was a hybrid. I had sudden, stabbing pains in my leg (not on the list). Turn out the root cause was back pain (spinal stenosis).
I don't think it would occur to me to go to the ER for a tooth ache. Not even if it hit at 2:00 AM. I'd get my dentist out of bed and make him prescribe painkillers, but I can't see myself contacting a hospital for that.
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