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Emergency Department Reports

Average time patients spent in the emergency department before receiving pain medication for broken bone(s)

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 34 minutes
Kansas Average 45 minutes
National Average 52 minutes

A lower number of minutes is better.

Why is this important?

Long waits without pain medication may cause unnecessary suffering.

Percentage of patients who left before being seen*

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 0%
Kansas Average 2%
National Average 2%

A lower number of minutes is better.

Why is this important?

High percentages may indicate limited resources to provide effective care.

Percentage of patients with stroke symptoms who received brain scan results within 45 minutes of arrival

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 84%
Kansas Average 61%
National Average 68%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Receiving treatment immediately can lessen the amount of brain damage.

Average time patients spent in the emergency department before being admitted to the hospital

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 177 minutes
Kansas Average 220 minutes
National Average 261 minutes

A lower number of minutes is better.

Why is this important?

Long stays in an emergency department may result in delays in treatment or lower quality care.

Average time patients remained in the emergency department after the doctor decided to admit as inpatient

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 42 minutes
Kansas Average 78 minutes
National Average 90 minutes

A lower number of minutes is better.

Why is this important?

Delays in transferring to an inpatient bed delay treatment and create more stress for the patient.

Average time spent in the emergency department before leaving from the visit

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 145 minutes
Kansas Average 129 minutes
National Average 142 minutes

A lower number of minutes is better.

Why is this important?

Long stays in an emergency department may result in delays in treatment or lower quality care.

Average time patients spent in the emergency department before being seen by a healthcare professional

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 17 minutes
Kansas Average 13 minutes
National Average 23 minutes

A lower number of minutes is better.

Why is this important?

Long stays in an emergency department may be a sign it's understaffed or overcrowded, possibly resulting in delays or lower quality care.

Source: Hospital Compare, January 2015 through December 2015

* January 2014 through December 2014