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ER Wait Watcher

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ER Wait Watcher » Dist. of Columbia

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Dist. of Columbia Waiting Times

For each hospital in Dist. of Columbia, 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
Dist. of Columbia Avg.
Waiting Time
53 min
Time Until Sent Home
186 min
Broken Bone
80 min
Transfer Time
226 min
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
75
Time Until Sent Home
318
Broken Bone
120
Transfer Time
290
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
163
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
136
Waiting Time
102
Time Until Sent Home
173
Broken Bone
118
Transfer Time
245
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
123
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
122
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
88
Time Until Sent Home
226
Broken Bone
89
Transfer Time
263
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
215
Broken Bone
78
Transfer Time
250
Waiting Time
98
Time Until Sent Home
206
Broken Bone
108
Transfer Time
170

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