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BMC Emergency Room Wait Times Comparable to Other Boston Hospitals

Which Boston emergency room is the most efficient? It depends on what you mean, according to data released by the Center for Medicare & Medicid Services.

At the South End’s Boston Medical Center, the average time patients spent in the emergency department before they were seen by a healthcare professional was 18 minutes, which is much quicker than the state and national averages of 40 and 30 minutes, but but longer than the wait at Mass. General, which is 10 minutes.  

Of those patients, the average time patients spent in the BMC emergency department before being sent home was 181 minutes, compared to the state average of 152 minutes and the national average of 140 minutes. 

Finally, the average time patients spent in the BMC emergency department, before they were admitted to the hospital as an inpatient was 280 minutes, compared to the state average of 311 minutes and the national average of 277 minutes.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 12, 2013 at 8:02 pm

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Chart: Compare Boston Emergency Room Wait Times

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Boston’s famous for its medical facilities, several of which offer emergency care. But anyone who’s gone to the ER in the city knows it can take a while before you get back home.

The chart above compares various emergency room wait times in Boston. The data used comes from the center for Medicare & Medicaid Center’s Hospital Compare web site.

Learn more about the Medicare data used in this chart.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 12, 2013 at 6:28 pm

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