Thursday, November 21, 2013
CT hospital ER waits longer than US average
Average waits at CT hospital emergency departments vary from 82 minutes at Hartford Hospital to 14 minutes at Windom Hospital, according to a new analysis by the CT Health I-Team. CT’s average wait time is 30 minutes; the national average is 28 minutes. While CT hospitals are implementing quality improvements, experts expect wait times to increase with ACA coverage expansions starting in January, especially in Medicaid. From 2011 to 2012 ER visits in CT rose by 55,000.