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CHOCTAW GENERAL HOSPITAL

(205) 459-9100

401 vanity fair lane, po box 618
butler, AL 36904

Hospital Type

Critical Access Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Voluntary non-profit - Private

10%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend"
this Hospital (Alabama Avg: 25%)

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

10

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend" this Hospital (Alabama Avg: 25)

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

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.

No Data Available

Results are not available for this reporting period.

National Avg.
26 min
Ala. Avg.
31min
This Hospital

No Data Available

Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

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

No Data Available

Results are not available for this reporting period.

National Avg.
2hrs 14min
Ala. Avg.
2hrs 6min
This Hospital

No Data Available

Impatient Patients

Left Without
Being Seen

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

0%
Avg. U.S. Hospital
1%
Avg. Ala. Hospital
3%
This Hospital
0%
Admitted Patients

Time Before Admission

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

No Data Available

Results are not available for this reporting period.

National Avg.
4 hr 34 min
Ala. Avg.
4hrs
This Hospital

No Data Available

Admitted Patients

Transfer Time

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

No Data Available

Results are not available for this reporting period.

National Avg.
1hr 38min
Ala. Avg.
1hr 13min
This Hospital

No Data Available

Special Patients

Broken Bone

Average time patients with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain meds.

No Data Available

Results are not available for this reporting period.

National Avg.
57min
Ala. Avg.
1hr 9min
This Hospital

No Data Available

Special Patients

CT Scan

Percentage of patients who arrived with stroke symptoms and did not receive brain scan results within 45 mins.

No Data Available

Results are not available for this reporting period.

National Avg.
57%
Ala. Avg.
55%
This Hospital
No Data Available

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, last updated Aug. 20 2014. All data was collected between Oct. 2012 and Sept. 2013.
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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