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ER Wait Watcher

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ER Wait Watcher » Alabama

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Alabama Waiting Times

For each hospital in Alabama, 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
24 min
Time Until Sent Home
135 min
Broken Bone
54 min
Transfer Time
96 min
Alabama Avg.
Waiting Time
30 min
Time Until Sent Home
127 min
Broken Bone
66 min
Transfer Time
73 min
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
161
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
73
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
90
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
72
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
82
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
55
Waiting Time
67
Time Until Sent Home
171
Broken Bone
100
Transfer Time
130
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
157
Broken Bone
79
Transfer Time
47
Waiting Time
64
Time Until Sent Home
117
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
56
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
93
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
54
Time Until Sent Home
180
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
118
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
171
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
91
Waiting Time
51
Time Until Sent Home
144
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
7
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
69
Transfer Time
106
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
32
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
67
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
79
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
49
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
56
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
72
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
133
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
35
Transfer Time
48
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
90
Transfer Time
55
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
38
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
58
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
64
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
129
Broken Bone
69
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
105
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
87
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
63
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
80
Transfer Time
91
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
218
Broken Bone
86
Transfer Time
91
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
98
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
43
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
103
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
77
Transfer Time
90
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
73
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
98
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
274
Broken Bone
116
Transfer Time
141
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
127
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
68
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
67
Broken Bone
27
Transfer Time
55
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
76
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
72
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
192
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
68
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
80
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
90
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
45
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
73
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
84
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
83
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
52
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
56
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
137
Broken Bone
82
Transfer Time
84
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
159
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
197
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
95
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
87
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
74
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
52
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
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
18
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
145
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
75
Transfer Time
67
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
79
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
88
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
191
Broken Bone
77
Transfer Time
122
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
84
Transfer Time
45
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
57
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
88
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
33
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
83
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
180
Broken Bone
82
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
54
Time Until Sent Home
173
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
94
Transfer Time
32
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
95
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
30
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
117
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
88
Time Until Sent Home
310
Broken Bone
96
Transfer Time
230
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
189
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
102
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
167
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
211
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
166
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
118
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
95
Transfer Time
87
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
119
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
159
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
71
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
51
Time Until Sent Home
186
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
67
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
58
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
133
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
88
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
203
Broken Bone
84
Transfer Time
162
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
125
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
40
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
94
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
101
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
38

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 Dec. 17 2014. All data was collected between April. 2013 and March 2014.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati