New York City Health Atlas

Non-emergent ER Visits

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Estimated number of emergency room visits for which the patient could have been treated in primary care or non-emergency setting.


Number of non-emergent ER visits per 1,000 emergency room visits.


Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) Outpatient Data, 2011-2013.

Years of Data


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Queens Average



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220.6 City-Wide
157.0 Queens


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Non-emergent ER Visit Rate Population (2011-2013)
All 157.0 6,764,406


Female 200.4 3,485,388
Male 126.3 3,279,018


Asian/Pacific Islander 74.1 1,587,224
Black 207.0 1,189,050
Hispanic 182.9 1,873,744
White 58.2 1,834,162


0-14 years 216.0 1,155,634
15-24 years 110.6 881,343
25-34 years 119.1 1,100,476
35-44 years 137.2 981,284
45-54 years 170.8 972,150
55-64 years 181.3 792,087
65-74 years 180.0 469,228
75+ years 133.8 412,203
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Correlation Is Not Causation

In statistics, correlation is a measure of association between two numeric variables. The strength of correlation between two variables is represented by the correlation coefficient, represented by the abbreviation r. Correlation coefficients range between -1 to 1.

Though the correlation coefficient indicates the strength of an association, it does not provide information about whether the change in one variable is caused by the other.

For example, if the correlation between adult smoking prevalence and child poverty is 0.7—a strong correlation—we cannot say either that adult smoking causes child poverty or, inversely, that child poverty causes smoking. We only know that as one of these variables increases, the other tends to increases.