One in every five Americans visits an emergency center each year. While emergency care is a great option for unexpected injuries and ailments, there are many downsides to traditional emergency care. Across America, patients waited an average of six hours for emergency care in hospitals in 2009. Today, though, many patients are turning to freestanding emergency rooms that offer quality care with wait times of 10 minutes or less. Take a look at this infographic from River Oaks Emergency Center, a Houston emergency room, to learn more about the reasons for emergency visits in America. If you like this infographic, feel free to share it with friends and family members to spread the word about getting quality healthcare when it counts the most!