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ER Wait Watcher

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ER Wait Watcher » Rhode Island

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Rhode Island Waiting Times

For each hospital in Rhode Island, 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
Rhode Island Avg.
Waiting Time
31 min
Time Until Sent Home
146 min
Broken Bone
51 min
Transfer Time
112 min
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
51
Time Until Sent Home
203
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
120
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
131
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
95
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
168
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
44
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
159
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
163
Broken Bone
79
Transfer Time
128
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
143
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
147
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
38
Time Until Sent Home
182
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
120
Waiting Time
73
Time Until Sent Home
232
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
138
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
119

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