ER Wait Watcher Dist. of Columbia

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ER Wait Watcher

Which Emergency Room Will See You the Fastest?

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 » Dist. of Columbia

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Dist. of Columbia Waiting Times

For each hospital in Dist. of Columbia, 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
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
74
Time Until Sent Home
224
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
286
Waiting Time
113
Time Until Sent Home
260
Broken Bone
101
Transfer Time
150
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
212
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
231
Waiting Time
111
Time Until Sent Home
263
Broken Bone
89
Transfer Time
318
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
274
Broken Bone
102
Transfer Time
395
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
153
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
137
Waiting Time
79
Time Until Sent Home
210
Broken Bone
87
Transfer Time
202

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. 18, 2016. Most data was collected between April 2015 and March 2016.
Icons from The Noun Project.