ER Wait Watcher Massachusetts

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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.
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Massachusetts Waiting Times

For each hospital in Massachusetts, 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
43
Time Until Sent Home
143
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
106
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
74
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
126
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
281
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
167
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
158
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
71
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
189
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
108
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
198
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
111
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
286
Broken Bone
84
Transfer Time
195
Waiting Time
54
Time Until Sent Home
200
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
181
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
64
Time Until Sent Home
193
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
244
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
219
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
105
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
260
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
167
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
147
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
151
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
90
Time Until Sent Home
214
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
95
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
133
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
105
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
178
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
178
Waiting Time
49
Time Until Sent Home
188
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
142
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
68
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
170
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
72
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
181
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
147
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
159
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
188
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
165
Waiting Time
71
Time Until Sent Home
153
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
228
Waiting Time
71
Time Until Sent Home
199
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
189
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
81
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
70
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
83
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
209
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
311
Waiting Time
52
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
262
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
169
Broken Bone
27
Transfer Time
137
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
180
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
142
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
132
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
180
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
90
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
91
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
195
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
49
Time Until Sent Home
166
Broken Bone
20
Transfer Time
171
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
144
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
132
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
95
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
42
Time Until Sent Home
223
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
208
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
153
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
81
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
201
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
386
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
141
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
103
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
210
Broken Bone
35
Transfer Time
130
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
169
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
124
Waiting Time
49
Time Until Sent Home
214
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
204
Waiting Time
55
Time Until Sent Home
210
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
133

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 December 2017. Most data was collected between January 2016 and January 2017.
Icons from The Noun Project.