Health officials are pointing out which parts of the state are seeing the most hospital visits.
The Department of Health released the 2017 Emergency Department Annual Data Report. It says southeast New Mexico saw 3,900 emergency department visits for every 10,000 people—the highest rate in New Mexico.
Meanwhile, the metro saw the lowest rate in the state at 3,400 visits per 10,000 people.
Additional findings include:
- Persons ages 65 and over had the highest overall rate of ED visits, with a rate of 4,297 per 10,000 population.
- Medicaid represents the largest payer, covering 42 percent of ED visits. This is followed by Medicare with 22 percent and private insurance with 21 percent.
- Of the 34 reporting facilities, Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque had the highest number of Emergency Department (ED) visits. Guadalupe County Hospital had the lowest.
To see the full report, click here.