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ER Wait Watcher

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ER Wait Watcher » Rhode Island

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Rhode Island Waiting Times

For each hospital in Rhode Island, 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
Rhode Island Avg.
Waiting Time
37 min
Time Until Sent Home
152 min
Broken Bone
54 min
Transfer Time
115 min
Waiting Time
71
Time Until Sent Home
185
Broken Bone
78
Transfer Time
115
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
170
Broken Bone
84
Transfer Time
146
Waiting Time
53
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
102
Waiting Time
86
Time Until Sent Home
246
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
117
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
151
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
103
Waiting Time
57
Time Until Sent Home
207
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
99
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
128
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
172
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
84
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
166
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
126
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
171
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
58

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