ER Wait Watcher Massachusetts

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ER Wait Watcher

Which Emergency Room Will See You the Fastest?

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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
29
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
119
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
125
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
239
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
183
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
83
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
149
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
183
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
74
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
174
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
234
Broken Bone
86
Transfer Time
124
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
330
Broken Bone
112
Transfer Time
235
Waiting Time
60
Time Until Sent Home
198
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
217
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
183
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
283
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
201
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
90
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
226
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
183
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
99
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
127
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
163
Waiting Time
75
Time Until Sent Home
202
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
91
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
148
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
103
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
84
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
154
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
37
Time Until Sent Home
166
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
192
Waiting Time
8
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
168
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
99
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
170
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
155
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
174
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
176
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
198
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
194
Waiting Time
81
Time Until Sent Home
204
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
255
Waiting Time
69
Time Until Sent Home
203
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
236
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
77
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
205
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
282
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
143
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
291
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
166
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
112
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
192
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
107
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
155
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
201
Waiting Time
49
Time Until Sent Home
194
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
103
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
61
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
89
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
195
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
201
Broken Bone
22
Transfer Time
149
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
140
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
141
Broken Bone
30
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
25
Time Until Sent Home
203
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
280
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
87
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
197
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
420
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
28
Transfer Time
188
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
108
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
215
Broken Bone
22
Transfer Time
131
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
176
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
107
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
239
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
270
Waiting Time
58
Time Until Sent Home
200
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
132

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 March 2019. Most data was collected between April 2017 and April 2018.