Definition: Percentage of children ages 0-17 who have visited the emergency room in the past 12 months, by type of insurance (e.g., in 2013-2014, 8% of California children without health insurance visited the emergency room in the past year).
Data Source: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, California Health Interview Survey. Accessed at http://www.chis.ucla.edu (Dec. 2015).
Footnote: These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. In prior years this indicator included emergency department utilization rates for Healthy Families Program (HFP) participants. However, in the 2012-2013 budget year, the state of California ended HFP and transferred eligible children into Medi-Cal. Thus, rates for HFP are no longer shown. LNE (Low Number Event) refers to data that have been suppressed because the sample size was lower than 50 or the estimate was less than 0.1%. N/A means that data are not available. For more information about the California Health Interview Survey and for detailed margins of error around specific data points, see http://www.chis.ucla.edu.