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: July 2015 - June 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 364 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 284 minutes
State of MA

Very high 374 min, 
High 317 min, 
Medium 305 min

National

Very high 335 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 186 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 113 minutes
State of MA

Very high 180 min, 
High 116 min, 
Medium 104 min

National

Very high 134 min, 
High 116 min, 
Medium 88 min

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

Cape Cod Hospital 138 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 140 minutes
State of MA

Very high 192 min, 
High 170 min, 
Medium 150 min

National

Very high 171 min, 
High 161 min, 
Medium 142 min

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

Cape Cod Hospital 18 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 30 minutes
State of MA

Very high 48 min, 
High 39 min, 
Medium 35 min

National

Very high 30 min, 
High 27 min, 
Medium 23 min

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

Cape Cod Hospital 41 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 53 minutes
State of MA 51 minutes
National 52 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 67%
Falmouth Hospital 80%
State of MA 76%
National 70%