Timely and effective care in hospital emergency departments is essential for good patient outcomes. Delays before getting 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.
Tristate Memorial, Washington State, and National Averages
|Tri-State Hospital Data||Tri-State||Comparative Results - WA State AverageWA||Comparative Results - National AverageUS|
|Average (median) 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 (A lower number of minutes is better)||87 Minutes||68 Minutes||55 Minutes|
|Average (median) time patients spent in the emergency department before leaving from the visit (A lower number of minutes is better)||93 Minutes||121 Minutes||111 Minutes|
|Percentage of patients who left the emergency department before being seen (A lower percentage is better)||1%||3%||2%|
*Data available on the Hospital Compare website is approximately 12 months old. The data is updated quarterly, and the most recent data has been posted.