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ER Wait Watcher

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ER Wait Watcher » Maryland

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Maryland Waiting Times

For each hospital in Maryland, 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
Maryland Avg.
Waiting Time
46 min
Time Until Sent Home
191 min
Broken Bone
67 min
Transfer Time
134 min
Waiting Time
64
Time Until Sent Home
275
Broken Bone
108
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
277
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
74
Time Until Sent Home
242
Broken Bone
98
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
115
Time Until Sent Home
287
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
167
Broken Bone
73
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
65
Time Until Sent Home
201
Broken Bone
90
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
59
Time Until Sent Home
174
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
61
Time Until Sent Home
219
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
204
Broken Bone
140
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
51
Time Until Sent Home
188
Broken Bone
81
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
163
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
137
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
147
Broken Bone
87
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
197
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
170
Broken Bone
89
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
153
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
183
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
187
Broken Bone
83
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
147
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
58
Time Until Sent Home
174
Broken Bone
114
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
70
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
200
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
73
Time Until Sent Home
197
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
N/A
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
189
Broken Bone
98
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
56
Time Until Sent Home
179
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
76
Time Until Sent Home
227
Broken Bone
82
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
262
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
78
Time Until Sent Home
238
Broken Bone
119
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
81
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
168
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
68
Time Until Sent Home
179
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
182
Broken Bone
77
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
85
Time Until Sent Home
182
Broken Bone
91
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
195
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
86
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
64
Time Until Sent Home
227
Broken Bone
75
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