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.