Wait Time

ER Wait Times

Urgent Care Wait Times

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Quality Measures

Emergency Department Care

Timely and effective care in hospital emergency departments is essential for good patient outcomes. Delays before receiving care in the emergency department can reduce the quality of care and increase risks and discomfort for patients with serious illnesses or injuries. Waiting times at different hospitals can vary widely, depending on the number of patients seen, staffing levels, efficiency, admitting procedures, or the availability of inpatient beds.

The information below shows how quickly our hospital emergency centers  treat patients, compared to the average for all hospitals in the U.S.

Reporting Period: July 2014 - June 2015

Emergency department volume

Cape Cod Hospital Very high
Falmouth Hospital Medium
State of MA N/A
National N/A

Average time patients spent in the emergency department, before they were admitted to the hospital as an inpatient

Cape Cod Hospital 368 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 326 minutes
State of MA

Very high 381 mi
High 338 mins
Medium 316 min

National

Very high 344 min
High 296 min
Medium 260 min

Average time patients spent in the emergency department, after the doctor decided to admit them as an inpatient before leaving the emergency department for their inpatient room.

Cape Cod Hospital 188 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 146 minutes
State of MA

Very high 188 min
High 125 min
Medium 112 min

National

Very high 134 min
High 114 min
Medium 90 min

Average time patients spent in the emergency department before being sent home

Cape Cod Hospital 130 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 127 minutes
State of MA

Very high 178 min
High 176 min
Medium 151 min

National

Very high 174 min
High 162 min
Medium 142 min

Average time patients spent in the emergency department before they were seen by a healthcare professional

Cape Cod Hospital 16 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 33 minutes
State of MA

Very high 45 min
High 42 min
Medium 34 min

National

Very high 32 min
High 28 min
Medium 24 min

Average time patients who came to the emergency department with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain medication

Cape Cod Hospital 42 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 57 minutes
State of MA 54 minutes
National 53 minutes

Percentage of patients who left the emergency department  before being seen

Cape Cod Hospital 1%
Falmouth Hospital 1%
State of MA 2%
National 2%

Percentage of patients who came to the emergency department with stroke symptoms who received brain scan results within 45 minutes of arrival 

Cape Cod Hospital 73%
Falmouth Hospital 83%
State of MA 79%
National 68%