Do visits to the ER increase or decrease during the Superbowl?

It may seem likely that with all of alcohol and food consumed on the Superbowl that visits to the ER would increase. But a study showed that ER visits actually decrease during the Superbowl!

A study found that visits to the Emergency Department were significantly lower on Superbowl Sunday.

When the researchers looked at the individual cities of the teams involved, there were even less emergency department visits in those cities. For example if the Buffalo Bills were in the Superbowl the number of emergency department visits in Buffalo were even lower than the national average on Super Bowl Sunday.

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