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October 27, 2017

BehindTheMedspeak: How efficient is your ER?

Aaaa

Oh, the stories I could tell you... but you wouldn't believe them.

Trust me on this: I'm a doctor.

But I digress.

From the Wall Street Journal:

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Crowded ERs and long wait times aren't just annoying — they have bad effects for patient outcomes and satisfactions."

The tables show the median time spent in emergency rooms, in minutes, by patients who were admitted (national median: 279 minutes) and by patients who were discharged (national median: 138 minutes).

You can search for a hospital by name, or sort the hospitals by state or any other category by clicking on each column header.

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Up top, data for Podunkville's two hospitals.

NHS, read it and weep.

October 27, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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