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-2-. Why Study Emergency Room Use?. The ER is an inappropriate setting for routine primary and specialty care.Use of the ER for non-emergency treatment taxes its capacity and may delay treatment for patients who are seriously ill or injured.Reliance on the ER as a medical home runs counter to care continuity and makes delivery of preventive care less likely. ER use is expensive..

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