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ER Wait Watcher

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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
National Avg.
Waiting Time
24 min
Time Until Sent Home
135 min
Broken Bone
54 min
Transfer Time
96 min
Massachusetts Avg.
Waiting Time
35 min
Time Until Sent Home
161 min
Broken Bone
57 min
Transfer Time
122 min
Waiting Time
5
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
78
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
250
Broken Bone
92
Transfer Time
141
Waiting Time
70
Time Until Sent Home
177
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
204
Waiting Time
7
Time Until Sent Home
117
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
159
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
64
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
182
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
137
Broken Bone
82
Transfer Time
87
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
98
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
171
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
171
Waiting Time
60
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
75
Transfer Time
100
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
119
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
117
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
61
Waiting Time
68
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
73
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
157
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
150
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
25
Transfer Time
184
Waiting Time
73
Time Until Sent Home
185
Broken Bone
92
Transfer Time
137
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
176
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
182
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
233
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
169
Waiting Time
59
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
186
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
144
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
148
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
204
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
180
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
195
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
370
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
198
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
128
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
175
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
120
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
58
Time Until Sent Home
194
Broken Bone
75
Transfer Time
153
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
143
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
100
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
108
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
144
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
99
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
158
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
131
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
75
Time Until Sent Home
254
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
182
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
112
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
79
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
117
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
63
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
169
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
154
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
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
32
Time Until Sent Home
142
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
113
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
207
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
119
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
220
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
147
Broken Bone
80
Transfer Time
106
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
69
Time Until Sent Home
238
Broken Bone
81
Transfer Time
130
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
131
Waiting Time
64
Time Until Sent Home
180
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
197
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
74
Waiting Time
79
Time Until Sent Home
183
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
83
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
183
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
139
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
126
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
151
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
80
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
163
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
91
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
100
Waiting Time
106
Time Until Sent Home
201
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
167
Waiting Time
58
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
75
Transfer Time
170
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
47
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