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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
28 min
Time Until Sent Home
138 min
Broken Bone
60 min
Transfer Time
97 min
Delaware Avg.
Waiting Time
43 min
Time Until Sent Home
154 min
Broken Bone
78 min
Transfer Time
190 min
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
212
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
126
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
210
Broken Bone
81
Transfer Time
269
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
85
Transfer Time
164
Waiting Time
65
Time Until Sent Home
176
Broken Bone
82
Transfer Time
160
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
90
Transfer Time
228

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