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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 » Delaware

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Delaware Waiting Times

For each hospital in Delaware, 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
Delaware Avg.
Waiting Time
40 min
Time Until Sent Home
153 min
Broken Bone
72 min
Transfer Time
190 min
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
65
Time Until Sent Home
185
Broken Bone
75
Transfer Time
156
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
93
Transfer Time
166
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
213
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
262
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
69
Transfer Time
130
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
201
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
144
Broken Bone
86
Transfer Time
236

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