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
44
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
106
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
71
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
157
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
118
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
96
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
280
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
161
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
101
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
157
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
71
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
188
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
111
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
196
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
105
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
276
Broken Bone
91
Transfer Time
188
Waiting Time
55
Time Until Sent Home
201
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
59
Time Until Sent Home
193
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
235
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
208
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
108
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
261
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
158
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
162
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
152
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
67
Waiting Time
85
Time Until Sent Home
212
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
134
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
95
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
109
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
180
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
164
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
184
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
118
Waiting Time
8
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
64
Time Until Sent Home
174
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
95
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
168
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
187
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
162
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
151
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
182
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
177
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
169
Waiting Time
72
Time Until Sent Home
159
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
204
Waiting Time
75
Time Until Sent Home
196
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
178
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
167
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
71
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
219
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
314
Waiting Time
51
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
246
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
172
Broken Bone
26
Transfer Time
138
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
175
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
185
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
112
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
84
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
88
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
52
Time Until Sent Home
190
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
123
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
123
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
20
Transfer Time
172
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
138
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
151
Broken Bone
48
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
44
Time Until Sent Home
222
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
196
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
157
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
86
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
201
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
383
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
141
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
132
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
103
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
212
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
122
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
174
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
130
Waiting Time
52
Time Until Sent Home
205
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
206
Waiting Time
53
Time Until Sent Home
207
Broken Bone
45
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 August 2017. Most data was collected between October 2015 and September 2016.
Icons from The Noun Project.