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ERLAMBUL
Most recent ER visit reached by ambulance

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Description

For sample adults and sample children who had at least one emergency room (ER) visit in the past year, ERLAMBUL indicates the reason for the most recent ER visit was because the respondent arrived at ER by ambulance or other emergency vehicle.

This variable can be used to monitor the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

 

Other reasons mentioned are:

  • Health provider advised ER visit
  • (ERLDRSENT)
  • Problem too serious for doctor's office or clinic
  • (ERLSERIOUS)
  • ER is the place to get most of care
  • (ERLUSUALPL)
  • Did not have another place to go
  • (ERLNOTHER)

Comparability

This variable was introduced in 2011. Beginning in 2011 and continuing in Quarter 1 of 2012, this question was only asked of sample adults and sample children who had at least one ER visit in the past year and the most recent visit did not result in a hospital admission. Beginning in Quarter 2 of 2012, the restriction based on hospital admission was removed, so that all sample adults and sample children with at least one ER visit in the past year were asked the reason for their visit.

Universe

  • 2011: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under 18 who had at least one ER visit in the past year, and whose last ER visit did not result in a hospital admission.
  • 2012: Quarters 2-4: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under 18 who had at least one ER visit in the past year.
  • 2013-2017: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under 18 who had at least one ER visit in the past year.

Availability

  • 2011-2017

Weights