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Congratulations Nevada! We Are The Least Injury-Prone State

Nevada’s medical professionals have truly been through some tough times since COVID hit back in 2020. Yet, our state has the fewest emergency room visits per capita. That’s according to data compiled and studied by for 2021. Here’s How They Conducted This Study The authors of this study take data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for workplace injuries. Secondly, they include ER Visit information from the American Health Association. Thirdly, the National Association of State EMS Officials offer ambulance response data. Furthermore, all the information they use comes from 2021. Additionally, some states were not able to provide Emergency Medical Services or workplace injury numbers. In fact, utilizes emergency room visit data for the most part. Here in the Silver State, we average 227 ER visits per 1,000 residents. That is the lowest rate in the entire nation. Congratulations Nevada! We appear to be the least injury-prone state in the country. Other states with lower rates of ER visits include Maryland (#49), Hawaii (#48), California (#47), and Arizona (#46). Meanwhile, we Nevadans averaged 30 workplace injury cases per 1,000 residents in 2021. Comparatively, that’s somewhere in the middle of the pack nationwide. The States With The Highest Rates Of Emergency Room Visits So, which states seem to be the most injury prone? That dubious distinction belongs to the state of Maine. Not only do Mainers register the most emergency room visits per 1,000 people, but they also have the highest number of workplace injuries. The numbers? In brief, Maine averages 596 ER visits per 1,000 residents. In addition, there are 41 workplace injury cases on the books per 1,000 people. Other states with higher rates of ER visits include Louisiana at number two averaging 535 per 1,000 people. Third, it’s Kentucky with an average of 525 ER visits per 1,000 residents. Fourth, it’s West Virginia averaging 524 emergency room visits for every 1,000 people. Rounding out the top five in fifth place is Ohio. The Buckeye State averages 505 ER visits per 1,000 residents. Scroll down for more content which you may enjoy.  

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