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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 » Colorado

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Colorado Waiting Times

For each hospital in Colorado, 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
28 min
Time Until Sent Home
138 min
Broken Bone
60 min
Transfer Time
97 min
Colorado Avg.
Waiting Time
19 min
Time Until Sent Home
138 min
Broken Bone
45 min
Transfer Time
97 min
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
119
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
67
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
127
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
119
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
31
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
59
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
123
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
105
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
173
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
68
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
142
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
67
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
14
Time Until Sent Home
166
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
162
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
147
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
116
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
15
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
83
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
95
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
0
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
101
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
147
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
191
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
110
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
94
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
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
20
Time Until Sent Home
69
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
7
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
74
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
98
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
90
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
52
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
31
Time Until Sent Home
144
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
102
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
127
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
63
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
114
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
140
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
43
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
44
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
178
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
15
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
8
Time Until Sent Home
94
Broken Bone
26
Transfer Time
54
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
129
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
67
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
187
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
82
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
166
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
79
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
42
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
13
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
129
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
102
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
8
Time Until Sent Home
133
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
82
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
251
Broken Bone
27
Transfer Time
130
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
39
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
152
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
203
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
155
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
120
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
15
Waiting Time
2
Time Until Sent Home
133
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
64
Waiting Time
0
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
40

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