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Chart: How Patients Are Admitted to the Hospital

Pie chart shows percentage of patients admitted to the hospital for the following reasons: Routine/birth/other, 53.8%; Emergency department, 36.6%; Another hospital: 3.8%; Other health facility, 1.9%; Unknown, 3.7%.

Source: Hospitalization in the United States, 1997. HCUP Fact Book No. 1. U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Md. May 2000. AHRQ Publication No. 00-0031.

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