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ER Wait Watcher

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CALLAHAN EYE HOSPITAL

(205) 325-8100

1720 university blvd
birmingham, AL 35233

Hospital Type

Acute Care Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Voluntary non-profit - Private

98%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend"
this Hospital (Alabama Avg: 70%)

See this hospital's CMS profile page or inspection reports.

98%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend" this Hospital (Alabama Avg: 70%)

See this hospital's CMS profile page or inspection reports.

Patient Pathways Through This ER

After a patient arrives at the emergency room, they are typically seen by a doctor and then either sent home or admitted to the hospital and taken to a room. A small percentage of patients leave without being seen at all. The chart below shows on average how long each of these pathways take. Lower numbers are better, and all times refer to the average length of time people waited. Find out more »

Arrives at ER
1% of patients leave without being seen
45min Seen by doctor
3hrs 20min Admitted to hospital
3hrs 56min

Taken to room

1hr 25min Sent home

All wait times are average.

Detailed Quality Measures

Here is a more in depth look at each quality measure, compared to state and national averages. Experts caution that very small differences between hospitals for a given measure are unlikely to correspond to noticeable differences in the real world.

 
Measure
Average for this Hospital
How this Hospital Compares
All Patients

Waiting Time

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being seen by a doctor.

45min
National Avg.
28 min
Ala. Avg.
36min
This Hospital
45min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being sent home.

1hr 25min
National Avg.
2 hr 17 min
Ala. Avg.
2hrs 20min
This Hospital
1hr 25min
Impatient Patients

Left Without
Being Seen

Percentage of patients who left the emergency room without being seen by a doctor.

1%
Avg. U.S. Hospital
1%
Avg. Ala. Hospital
2%
This Hospital
1%
Admitted Patients

Time Before Admission

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being admitted to the hospital.

3hrs 20min
National Avg.
4 hr 35 min
Ala. Avg.
3hrs 59min
This Hospital
3hrs 20min
Admitted Patients

Transfer Time

Among patients admitted, additional time they spent waiting before being taken to their room (sometimes referred to as "boarding time.")

36min
National Avg.
1 hr 37 min
Ala. Avg.
1hr 12min
This Hospital
36min

Notes: "Average time" refers to the median waiting time (the midpoint of all patients' waiting times). References to "doctor" indicate a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. CMS reports the CT scan quality measure as the percentage of patients who received a scan within 45 minutes. We have reversed that measure so that all measures follow a "lower is better" pattern.


Sources
Data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The last data update was December 12, 2013. All data was collected between April 2012 and April 2013, except for the "Left Without Being Seen" measure, which was collected between January and July 2012.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati

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