Illustration of ambulance in front of hospital with a phone containing a medical app at the side.

Why your next ER visit may be virtual

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Laura Mueller Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer

Laura Mueller

Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer


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Graph of most frequent reasons that people visit the ER.

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Illustration of the U.S. flag in a circle representing 17.8% of GDP 2015 U.S. healthcare spending."
Illustration of the U.S. flag in a circle representing 19.9% of GDP 2025 U.S. healthcare spending.
Illustration of patients with their arm in a sling. Eleven are colored blue, and one is colored red.
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Illustration of a blue medical cross in a circle.

Illustration of a phone with a red medical cross.
Illustration of graph. Red representing 20%, and blue representing 6%.
Illustration of ambulances.