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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 » Massachusetts

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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
156 min
Broken Bone
60 min
Transfer Time
118 min
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
157
Broken Bone
80
Transfer Time
148
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
55
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
146
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
119
Waiting Time
54
Time Until Sent Home
191
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
142
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
169
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
171
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
95
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
44
Waiting Time
65
Time Until Sent Home
211
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
123
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
174
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
156
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
157
Broken Bone
77
Transfer Time
141
Waiting Time
74
Time Until Sent Home
185
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
134
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
34
Waiting Time
64
Time Until Sent Home
170
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
205
Broken Bone
77
Transfer Time
129
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
208
Waiting Time
61
Time Until Sent Home
173
Broken Bone
82
Transfer Time
100
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
178
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
176
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
86
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
87
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
73
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
186
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
326
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
209
Broken Bone
79
Transfer Time
228
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
154
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
78
Transfer Time
29
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
73
Time Until Sent Home
175
Broken Bone
79
Transfer Time
129
Waiting Time
63
Time Until Sent Home
222
Broken Bone
103
Transfer Time
105
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
81
Transfer Time
170
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
103
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
175
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
110
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
155
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
73
Transfer Time
121
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
147
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
177
Waiting Time
4
Time Until Sent Home
102
Broken Bone
35
Transfer Time
78
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
142
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
169
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
185
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
109
Broken Bone
78
Transfer Time
57
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
186
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
171
Waiting Time
55
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
112
Waiting Time
73
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
161
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
99
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
98
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
235
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
135
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
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
203
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
200
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
153
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
147
Waiting Time
56
Time Until Sent Home
151
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
178
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
69
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
152
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
72
Time Until Sent Home
246
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
142
Waiting Time
55
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
52
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
83
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
125
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
82
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
178
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
178
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
87
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
99
Waiting Time
52
Time Until Sent Home
170
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
131

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