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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.
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Massachusetts Waiting Times

For each hospital in Massachusetts, 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
Massachusetts Avg.
Waiting Time
37 min
Time Until Sent Home
154 min
Broken Bone
62 min
Transfer Time
117 min
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
62
Waiting Time
51
Time Until Sent Home
174
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
126
Waiting Time
55
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
153
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
127
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
89
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
47
Waiting Time
60
Time Until Sent Home
201
Broken Bone
96
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
62
Time Until Sent Home
232
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
138
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
219
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
175
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
108
Waiting Time
59
Time Until Sent Home
193
Broken Bone
86
Transfer Time
126
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
153
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
167
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
119
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
56
Time Until Sent Home
193
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
136
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
72
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
4
Time Until Sent Home
99
Broken Bone
35
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
141
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
136
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
170
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
78
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
177
Broken Bone
90
Transfer Time
230
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
156
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
145
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
172
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
160
Waiting Time
57
Time Until Sent Home
155
Broken Bone
75
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
129
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
53
Time Until Sent Home
171
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
171
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
152
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
80
Transfer Time
169
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
169
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
157
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
113
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
182
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
305
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
157
Broken Bone
80
Transfer Time
154
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
85
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
92
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
178
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
98
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
170
Broken Bone
77
Transfer Time
95
Waiting Time
60
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
142
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
56
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
82
Transfer Time
25
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
135
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
73
Transfer Time
117
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
56
Time Until Sent Home
166
Broken Bone
97
Transfer Time
101
Waiting Time
72
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
125
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
203
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
195
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
94
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
128
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
105
Waiting Time
55
Time Until Sent Home
141
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
67
Time Until Sent Home
167
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
126
Waiting Time
73
Time Until Sent Home
177
Broken Bone
86
Transfer Time
124
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
100
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
229
Broken Bone
90
Transfer Time
130
Waiting Time
51
Time Until Sent Home
163
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
5
Time Until Sent Home
184
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
168
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
177
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
185
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
33
Waiting Time
67
Time Until Sent Home
211
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
126
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

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