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ER Wait Watcher

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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
National Avg.
Waiting Time
24 min
Time Until Sent Home
135 min
Broken Bone
54 min
Transfer Time
96 min
Dist. of Columbia Avg.
Waiting Time
54 min
Time Until Sent Home
187 min
Broken Bone
69 min
Transfer Time
223 min
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
68
Time Until Sent Home
229
Broken Bone
84
Transfer Time
264
Waiting Time
62
Time Until Sent Home
221
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
286
Waiting Time
91
Time Until Sent Home
211
Broken Bone
77
Transfer Time
180
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
182
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
201
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
133
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
134
Waiting Time
60
Time Until Sent Home
248
Broken Bone
152
Transfer Time
286
Waiting Time
89
Time Until Sent Home
178
Broken Bone
100
Transfer Time
191
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A

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