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ER Wait Watcher

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ER Wait Watcher » Connecticut

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Connecticut Waiting Times

For each hospital in Connecticut, 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
Connecticut Avg.
Waiting Time
28 min
Time Until Sent Home
131 min
Broken Bone
55 min
Transfer Time
147 min
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
90
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
138
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
190
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
100
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
176
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
188
Broken Bone
69
Transfer Time
215
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
137
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
80
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
105
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
117
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
147
Waiting Time
94
Time Until Sent Home
256
Broken Bone
82
Transfer Time
180
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
156
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
182
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
93
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
174
Waiting Time
74
Time Until Sent Home
147
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
223
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
159
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
180
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
102
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
113
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
220
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
133
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
136
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
123
Waiting Time
67
Time Until Sent Home
178
Broken Bone
92
Transfer Time
190
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
97
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
148
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
119
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
130
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
146
Waiting Time
59
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
192
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
98
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
148
Waiting Time
79
Time Until Sent Home
182
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
206
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
119
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
79
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
57
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
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