Definitions for "Emergency Department"
According to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, an emergency department is a hospital facility for the provision of unscheduled outpatient services to patients whose conditions require immediate care and is staffed 24 hours a day. Off-site emergency departments open less than 24 hours are included if staffed by the hospital's emergency department.
Provides immediate, unscheduled outpatient care.
Provides immediate, unschled outpatient care.