CT ranks ninth worst in ED wait times

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A new analysis by Becker’s Hospital Review of CMS data finds that patients wait an average of 186 minutes to be seen in a Connecticut emergency room. The national median was 162 minutes. The study covered April 2022 through March 2023.

Connecticut hospitals varied considerably in average wait times from 98 minutes at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital to 288 minutes at Hartford Hospital. ED volumes didn’t correlate with wait times; both Lawrence & Memorial and Hartford hospitals have high ED volumes.