Abusing the ER

Abusing the ER

Would you go the ER for a pregnancy test? What about the common cold? It might be hard for you to believe, but people are now using the emergency room in the place of a family doctor or urgent care.

Thursday at 6, WSBT 22 shows you how emergency room misuse is costing you money and may be preventing you from getting timely care when you need it.

Before you watch our special report, we dug deeper to show you the current average local hospital ER wait times.

Watch Abusing the ER, Thursday at 6, on WSBT 22.

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