Virginia's Five Most Common Avoidable ER Visits

Virginia Health Information is pleased to share yet another example of how the Virginia All Payer Claims Database is consistently driving population health insights in the Commonwealth. The topic of potentially unnecessary care has grown to the forefront of discussions on how to decrease our nation's healthcare spending. This infographic highlights the specific impact of potentially avoidable visits to the emergency department for low severity conditions. These number shed light on the drastic potential savings for Virginia patients that could be realized through receiving services at an alternative setting at a reduced cost.