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Asthma Emergency Department Visits

People with asthma use physicians' offices, pharmacies, hospitals, and emergency departments to meet their needs. The preferred sources of treatment are physician and pharmacy.

Appropriate use of these sources can eliminate or substantially reduce the need for emergency room visits or hospital admissions. In fact, many emergency room and inpatient asthma encounters can be viewed as provider and patient management breakdowns. Because these two service locations are the most expensive encounters, minimizing their use represents the most efficient use of the health care system.

Note: Patients who had Emergency Department visits and were admitted to the hospital are included in the Hospitalizations data.

nurse aiding child with an inhaler
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Key Data & Reports

Asthma Emergency Department Visits in Sussex County

Data are current as of 2022

Most recent dashboard update: 12/8/2023

Asthma Emergency Department Visits


Sussex County

Age Adjusted Rate

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2022

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Sussex County

Count

2022

1,304
visits
Sussex County

Crude Rate

2022

55.7
rate per 10,000 population

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Sussex County Asthma ER Visits, 2016 to 2017 combined

Sussex County Asthma ER Visits, 2016 to 2017 combined

Age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population


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Asthma Emergency Department Visits in Sussex County

Data are current as of 12/8/2023

Most recent dashboard update: 12/1/2022

Asthma Emergency Department Visits in Sussex County

Rate per 10,000 population

Data Sources
Emergency Department Data

Citation: Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. https://myhealthycommunity.dhss.delaware.gov/