Inside the Urban Health Crisis With Dr. Sampson Davis

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  • Gun Violence
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Using the Emergency Room for Primary Care
  • The Purpose of the ER
  • Fearing the Unknown
  • Promoting Health Education
  • The Importance of Health Insurance
  • How to Stay on Top of Your Health
  • Other Ways to Stay Manage Your Health
  • The Emergency Room Perspective
  • A ‘Pact’ for Health
  • The Power of the ‘Pact’
  • Giving Back
  • An Advocate for Health
  • Black Health Issues

Using the Emergency Room for Primary Care

Rising health care costs are forcing people to opt for the ER as opposed to primary care physicians. Uninsured adults are twice as likely to visit the ER due to having no place else to go. A 2011 survey revealed about 79.7 percent of adults visited the emergency room due to lack of access to other providers.

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