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Timely Emergency Department Care

Timely and effective care in hospital emergency departments is essential for good patient outcomes.  Delays before getting care in the emergency department can reduce the quality of care and increase risks and discomfort for patients with serious illnesses or injuries.  Waiting times at different hospitals can vary widely, depending on the number of patients seen, staffing levels, efficiency, admitting procedures, or the availability of inpatient beds.

Data shown below for Carle Richland Memorial Hospital is from the most recent update of CMS Hospital Compare / Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Data marked with a * compares Carle Richland Memorial Hospital Emergency Department only with hospitals of similar Emergency Department volume (19,999 patients or less per year).

Measure Our
Performance
Illinois Av. U.S. Av. Notes
Average time patients who came to the Emergency Department with broken bones had to wait before getting pain medication. (Lower number of minutes is better.) 29 min. 43 min. 49 min.
Percentage of patients who left the Emergency Department before being seen. (Lower percentages are better.) 1% 3% 2%
Percentage of patients who came to the Emergency Department with stroke symptoms who received brain scan results within 45 minutes of arrival. (Higher percentages are better.)  Not avail. 80%  72% Too few cases.
Average time patients spent in the Emergency Department, before they were admitted to the hospital as an inpatient. (Lower number of minutes is better.) 228 min.* 211 min.* 223 min.*
Average 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. (Lower number of minutes is better.)  59 min.*  56 min.*  67 min.*
Average time patients spent in the Emergency Department before leaving from the visit. (Lower number of minutes is better.) 123 min.* 111 min.* 118 min.*
Average time patients spent in the Emergency Department before they were seen by a healthcare professional. (Lower number of minutes is better.)  15 min.*  17 min.*  16 min.*