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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 208 Minutes
Iowa Average 201 Minutes
National Average 272 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 67 Minutes
Iowa Average 61 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 129 Minutes
Iowa Average 109 Minutes
National Average 133 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 20 Minutes
National Average 24 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 54 Minutes
Iowa Average 44 Minutes
National Average 55 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 79%
Iowa Average 57%
National Average 61%
4/1/13 – 3/31/14