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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 » Maryland

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Maryland Waiting Times

For each hospital in Maryland, 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
Maryland Avg.
Waiting Time
Data Not Available
Time Until Sent Home
Data Not Available
Broken Bone
Data Not Available
Transfer Time
144 min
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
145
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
61
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
102
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
102
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
140
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
118
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
40
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
78
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
181
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
120
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
108
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
107
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
336
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
205
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
198
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
134
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
122
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
110
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
109
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
120
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
82
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
192
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
220
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
140
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
194
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
172
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
141
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
155
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
272
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
293
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
125
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
167
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
131
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
176
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
156

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