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, before they were admitted to the hospital as an inpatient (A lower number of minutes is better)||270 Minutes||246 Minutes||208 Minutes|
|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|
*Data available on the Hospital Compare website is 9-12 months old. In an effort to keep you informed and reflect Tri-State’s current performance – we are posting the most recent quarter’s results.