Urban Emergency Departments Have Longer Wait Times


by Steven Davies on Jun 6, 2013 | Views: 7 | Score: 0
Wait Time
Metropolitan Area62.4
Non-Metropolitan Area40
Location
Average Emergency Department Wait Time (minutes)
Sources: cdc.gov
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Steven Davies
Steven Davies on Jun 6, 2013 4:39 PM said:

The average wait time in a U.S. emergency department (ED) was 22.4 minutes longer in urban EDs than in non-urban EDs. Americans treated in metropolitan area EDs had to wait 62.4 minutes, while Americans treated in non-metropolitan area EDs only had to wait 40 minutes.