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ER Wait Watcher

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ER Wait Watcher » Alaska

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Alaska Waiting Times

For each hospital in Alaska, we chart the time, on average, that patients wait in emergency rooms before one of four outcomes: they see a doctor, they get sent home, they’re given pain medications for a broken bone, or they are admitted to the hospital. For each measure, lower numbers are better. Experts caution that very small differences between hospitals for a given measure are unlikely to correspond to noticeable differences in the real world. Find out more »

  • Hospital

  • Waiting Time

    Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being seen by a doctor
  • Time Until Sent Home

    Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being sent home
  • Broken Bone

    Average time patients with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain meds
  • Transfer Time

    Among patients admitted, additional time spent waiting before being taken to their room
National Avg.
Waiting Time
26 min
Time Until Sent Home
134 min
Broken Bone
57 min
Transfer Time
98 min
Alaska Avg.
Waiting Time
24 min
Time Until Sent Home
132 min
Broken Bone
57 min
Transfer Time
118 min
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
99
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
280
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
124
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
127
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
106
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
156
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
106
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
25
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
122
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
125
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
155
Waiting Time
8
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A

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