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CHAS Issue Brief: An Examination of Emergency Department Use in Colorado


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This brief highlights findings from the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) about emergency department use in Colorado. The in-depth analysis provides critical insights about effect of insurance status on emergency department use; the ages, races, ethnicities and income levels of those who most often use the emergency department; and reasons Coloradans report for non-emergency use of the emergency department.

Learn about the health equity issues affecting Coloradans at Collective Colorado, a publication of The Colorado Trust.