NCCI Holdings Inc. said its research based on claims data submitted between 1996 and 2003 found that those ages 20 to 34 are 5.9% more likely to seek emergency medical care than are employees age 45 to 64.
NCCI said 122,990 out of a total 296,372 claims, or 41.5% of the younger group’s workers’ compensation claims, included emergency services. That compares to 90,417, or 35.6% of, claims that included emergency services for the older group.
NCCI also found evidence that younger and older workers are billed similar amounts for similar treatments, so price discrepancy is not a factor. The study is here .