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
30
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
72
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
174
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
125
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
254
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
188
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
83
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
142
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
86
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
176
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
72
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
173
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
106
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
220
Broken Bone
86
Transfer Time
124
Waiting Time
51
Time Until Sent Home
304
Broken Bone
108
Transfer Time
219
Waiting Time
60
Time Until Sent Home
196
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
206
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
176
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
272
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
204
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
226
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
185
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
166
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
131
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
164
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
71
Time Until Sent Home
216
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
143
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
87
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
94
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
162
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
197
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
144
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
106
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
88
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
176
Broken Bone
35
Transfer Time
146
Waiting Time
49
Time Until Sent Home
161
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
178
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
194
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
186
Waiting Time
81
Time Until Sent Home
205
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
224
Waiting Time
68
Time Until Sent Home
194
Broken Bone
77
Transfer Time
247
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
81
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
79
Time Until Sent Home
141
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
68
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
209
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
292
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
285
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
171
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
188
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
103
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
151
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
190
Waiting Time
53
Time Until Sent Home
203
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
106
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
117
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
90
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
188
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
52
Time Until Sent Home
200
Broken Bone
22
Transfer Time
162
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
137
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
133
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
100
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
25
Time Until Sent Home
203
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
277
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
79
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
199
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
418
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
184
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
212
Broken Bone
21
Transfer Time
132
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
170
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
108
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
236
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
245
Waiting Time
53
Time Until Sent Home
188
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
129

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 2018. Most data was collected between January 2017 and January 2018.
Icons from The Noun Project.