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How much does the average emergency room visit cost in the us?
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Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine
In brief: It depends
The average cost in 2009 was about $1, 300 per visit- but it all depends on the reason.
An ankle sprain is much cheaper than a heart attack! the reason it is more expensive than your own physician is th ed needs to be open 24 hours and have the staff to take care of everything, even at 2am! see post by american college emerg phys for details: http://www.Acep.Org/content.Aspx?Id=25902.

In brief: It depends
The average cost in 2009 was about $1, 300 per visit- but it all depends on the reason.
An ankle sprain is much cheaper than a heart attack! the reason it is more expensive than your own physician is th ed needs to be open 24 hours and have the staff to take care of everything, even at 2am! see post by american college emerg phys for details: http://www.Acep.Org/content.Aspx?Id=25902.
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