If you’ve ever had to visit an urgent care center on a holiday such as Easter or Christmas, you may wonder if you’re imagining that they seem busier than other times you’ve visited. Not to worry. You’re not imagining things. An article from Business Insider reported that an emergency room in a major city saw a patient increase of up to 12% during certain holidays.
The five most common reasons that people search for urgent care on any typical day can be grouped into the following five categories:
Cases such as these are typically not impacted by holidays and celebrations because they are considered long term in nature.
However, research shows that during important holidays, the most common reasons for care, such as an emergency center in Lake Jackson, fall into the following six categories:
It’s important to remain mindful of your health every day of the year. A general summary from the above information indicates that the increase in the number of visits to urgent care facilities during annual holidays can be attributed to:
Medical staff report that most cases seen early in the evening hours were associated with flu and other expected emergency situations like complications from a pre-existing condition. However, cases that presented later in the evening included acute alcohol poisoning, broken bones from slips and falls, and traumatic vehicular and at-home accidents.
Whether it’s a summer holiday with friends, or a winter holiday with family, you can avoid many of the incidents that have been shown to result in urgent care by adhering to your everyday routine when it concerns things like medication and diet.