Freestanding EDs

Freestanding EDs (FSEDs) are facilities that are physically separate from inpatient services. FSEDs can be categorized as either satellite or autonomous.

Satellite FSEDs are affiliated with and operated by a parent hospital.

Autonomous FSEDs operate independently of hospital affiliation.

2016 FSED Statistics

Total # of FSEDs
Total # of FSED Visits
Total # of Satellite FSEDs
Total # of Autonomous FSEDs

Source: Boggs KM, Freeman RE, Sullivan AF, Faridi MK, Freid RD, Camargo CA Jr. Distance from freestanding emergency departments to nearby emergency care [abstract]. Ann Emerg Med 2019; in press.