80 people went to Dallas emergency rooms 5,139 times in a year — usually because they were lonely

It is estimated that emergency room visits cost Parkland Hospital $14 million in a 12-month period. “Poverty and food shortage are factors for the frequent visits,” but so is loneliness.

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