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ER Wait Watcher

This app displays only average wait times. For a current wait time, call the hospital. If you are having a heart attack or life-threatening emergency, call 911.
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
24 min
Time Until Sent Home
133 min
Broken Bone
55 min
Transfer Time
97 min
Alaska Avg.
Waiting Time
23 min
Time Until Sent Home
131 min
Broken Bone
53 min
Transfer Time
123 min
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
50
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
134
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
112
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
82
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
90
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
98
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
100
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
30
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
22
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
165
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
129
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
126
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
34
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
141
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
258
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
116
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 Dec. 17 2014. All data was collected between April. 2013 and March 2014.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati