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One in Nine Who Enter ER with Violent Injuries Return Within Two Years

One in Nine Who Enter ER with Violent Injuries Return Within Two Years

September 2016

Victims of violence are at relatively high risk of returning to the ER within two years of an initial visit, according to a recent Penn study. “Our findings highlight the potential for housing stability, behavioral-health and substance abuse programs to break cycles of violence," said senior author M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS.

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