Is Lack of Access to ADHD Care Driving ED Visits?

 ADHD in the News 2016-04-07

When a patient visits the ED to get treatment for something that might be better addressed by a primary care provider, it can mean long waits and higher healthcare costs. In 2010, more than half a million visits to the ED made by children in the U.S. were due to problems with their emotions, concentration (also known as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD), behavior, or ability to get along with others.