Wait Time

ER Wait Times

When is CCHC Urgent Care busiest? Based on 6 months average of patients treated.

Urgent Care Wait Times

Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
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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: October 2015 - September 2016

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 342 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 284 minutes
State of MA

Very high 364 min, 
High 326 min, 
Medium 296 min

National

Very high 333 min, 
High 295 min, 
Medium 258 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 162 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 109 minutes
State of MA

Very high 168 min, 
High 120.5 min, 
Medium 106 min

National

Very high 136 min, 
High 118 min, 
Medium 120.5 min

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

Cape Cod Hospital 152 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 140 minutes
State of MA

Very high 190 min, 
High 174 min, 
Medium 157 min

National

Very high 172 min, 
High 159 min, 
Medium 141 min

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

Cape Cod Hospital 18 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 26 minutes
State of MA

Very high 42 min, 
High 37 min, 
Medium 33 min

National

Very high 29 min, 
High 26 min, 
Medium 22 min

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

Cape Cod Hospital 46 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 60 minutes
State of MA 51 minutes
National 50 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 70%
Falmouth Hospital 87%
State of MA 76%
National 71%