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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 216 Minutes
Iowa Average 238 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 81 Minutes
Iowa Average 81 Minutes
National Average 115 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 159 Minutes
National Average 160 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 19 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 43 Minutes
Iowa Average 45 Minutes
National Average 52 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%
4/1/15 – 3/31/16