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
45
Time Until Sent Home
127
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
95
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
143
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
119
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
79
Waiting Time
58
Time Until Sent Home
273
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
166
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
35
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
115
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
144
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
73
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
184
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
113
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
215
Broken Bone
80
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
264
Broken Bone
88
Transfer Time
181
Waiting Time
59
Time Until Sent Home
196
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
185
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
62
Time Until Sent Home
184
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
215
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
187
Broken Bone
82
Transfer Time
118
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
264
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
150
Waiting Time
8
Time Until Sent Home
129
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
189
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
152
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
144
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
68
Time Until Sent Home
198
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
88
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
158
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
81
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
126
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
62
Time Until Sent Home
197
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
149
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
194
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
121
Waiting Time
7
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
101
Waiting Time
67
Time Until Sent Home
191
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
79
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
204
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
168
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
159
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
169
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
158
Waiting Time
78
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
189
Waiting Time
71
Time Until Sent Home
184
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
185
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
163
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
127
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
77
Time Until Sent Home
153
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
204
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
303
Waiting Time
54
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
247
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
177
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
154
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
102
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
158
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
102
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
198
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
109
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
129
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
68
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
66
Time Until Sent Home
177
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
126
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
157
Broken Bone
21
Transfer Time
192
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
155
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
97
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
198
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
240
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
159
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
202
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
356
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
157
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
101
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
210
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
181
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
139
Waiting Time
66
Time Until Sent Home
200
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
220
Waiting Time
53
Time Until Sent Home
192
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
136

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.