Freestanding EDs (FSEDs)
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.
2020 FSED Statistics
Total # of FSEDs
Total # of FSED Visits
Total # of Satellite FSEDs
Total # of Autonomous FSEDs
Source: 2020 National ED Inventory – USA