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are emergency rooms generally busier in the day or at night?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Varies: No rules: emergencies can happen 24/7/365- early, early A.M.- might sometimes be slower.
Answered on Apr 21, 2019
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: But as a general rule night because dr offices are closed
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
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At least where I worked ER for 3 years
Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Felecia Sumner
9 years experience Family Medicine
Variable: Depends on the hospital, area and availability of other surrounding hospitals, and any other surrounding mass emergencies. On most occasions, however, the ER is busiest during the late afternoon/evening, and tends to be the "quietest" during 1am-6am.
Answered on Feb 5, 2017
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Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
At night: This can vary from area to area but is generally more busy at night or late afternoon. The reasons vary but at times people wake up with issues and wait till later in the day. If the problem is minor see an urgent care clinic instead of the ER Best wishes.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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