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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
28 min
Time Until Sent Home
138 min
Broken Bone
60 min
Transfer Time
97 min
Rhode Island Avg.
Waiting Time
40 min
Time Until Sent Home
159 min
Broken Bone
55 min
Transfer Time
116 min
Waiting Time
62
Time Until Sent Home
219
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
98
Time Until Sent Home
277
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
120
Waiting Time
53
Time Until Sent Home
155
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
56
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
89
Transfer Time
123
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
119
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
138
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
208
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
126
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
183
Broken Bone
79
Transfer Time
139
Waiting Time
60
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
86
Transfer Time
119

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