Key Findings: CDC’s Sickle Cell Data Collection Program Data Useful in Describing Patterns of Emergency Department Visits by Californians with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)
About This Study
- Describe patterns of use of the ED for treat-and-release visits by California’s SCD population; and
- Compare and contrast these new findings with results of previous studies.
- Among 4,636 patients with SCD in California, almost 9 in 10 had one or more treat-and-release ED visits during the 10 year study period (2005-2014).
- The average number of visits each year to the ED for the participants in the study was 2.1 visits.
- In a single year,
- About 5 in 10 patients with SCD had no treat-and-release ED visits (No ED use),
- About 3 in 10 patients had between 1 and 3 visits (Low ED use),
- About 1 in 10 patients had between 4 and 10 visits (Medium ED use), and
- About 1 in 30 patients had 11 or more visits (High ED use).
- Younger adults and older adults had a greater number of ED visits than pediatric patients (patients who were children).
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- Learn more about the Sickle Cell Data Collection program.