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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 212 Minutes
Iowa Average 233 Minutes
National Average 295 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 82 Minutes
Iowa Average 82 Minutes
National Average 118 Minutes

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

A lower number of minutes is better.

Mercy 126 Minutes
Iowa Average 159 Minutes
National Average 159 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 15 Minutes
Iowa Average 20 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 45 Minutes
Iowa Average 44 Minutes
National Average 50 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 65%
National Average 69%
10/1/15 – 9/30/16