Polk County Health Department

Top Causes of ED Visits

Content updated 8/1/17

Injury and Poisoning have been the major cause of emergency room visits in Polk County. Other causes prevalent during 2010 – 2015 included Respiratory System Diseases (e.g. asthma), followed by Nervous System and Sense Organ Diseases (e.g.encephalitis), Digestive System Diseases (e.g. food poisoning) and Circulatory System Diseases (e.g. joint point).

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