Mean and median emergency department wait time in the U.S. 2003-2009

This statistic shows the mean and median hospital emergency department wait time to see a provider in the United States from 2003 to 2009. In 2003, the average waiting period in a hospital's emergency department to see a provider was 46.5 minutes.

Mean and median hospital emergency department wait time to see a provider in the U.S. from 2003 to 2009

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Source

Release date

August 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

2003 to 2009

Special properties

500 hospitals

Supplementary notes

* In 2009, emergency department wait time referred to wait time to see a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner; prior to 2009, emergency department wait time referred to wait time to see a physician.

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