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.
2017 FSED Statistics
Total # of FSEDs
Total # of FSED Visits
Total # of Satellite FSEDs
Total # of Autonomous FSEDs
Source: 2017 National ED Inventory – USA