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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 209 Minutes
Iowa Average 223 Minutes
National Average 276 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 73 Minutes
Iowa Average 69 Minutes
National Average 97 Minutes

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

A lower number of minutes is better.

Mercy 124 Minutes
Iowa Average 135 Minutes
National Average 147 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 19 Minutes
Iowa Average 26 Minutes
National Average 27 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 42 Minutes
Iowa Average 46 Minutes
National Average 54 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 80%
Iowa Average 64%
National Average 65%
1/1/14 – 12/31/14