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Emergency Data

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.

Mercy 217 Minutes
Iowa Average 202 Minutes
National Average 275 Minutes

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.

Mercy 66 Minutes
Iowa Average 57 Minutes
National Average 98 Minutes

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

A lower number of minutes is better.

Mercy 123 Minutes
Iowa Average 107 Minutes
National Average 135 Minutes

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

A lower number of minutes is better.

Mercy 21 Minutes
Iowa Average 21 Minutes
National Average 26 Minutes

Median time patients who came to the emergency department with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain medication (those who were not admitted)

A lower number of minutes is better.

Mercy 50 Minutes
Iowa Average 48 Minutes
National Average 58 Minutes

Percentage of patients who came to the emergency department with stroke symptoms who received brain scan results within 45 minutes of arrival (those who were not admitted)

Higher percentages are better.

Mercy 73%
Iowa Average 55%
National Average 54%
7/1/12 – 6/30/13