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Emergency Department Reports

Time spent before being admitted to the hospital

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 184 minutes
Kansas Average 183 minutes
National Average 272 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.

Time spent in the emergency department after the doctor decided to admit

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 43 minutes
Kansas Average 55 minutes
National Average 97 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.

Time spent in the emergency department before being sent home

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 135 minutes
Kansas Average 103 minutes
National Average 133 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.

Time spent before being seen by a healthcare professional

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 18 minutes
Kansas Average 17 minutes
National Average 24 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.

Time spent before receiving pain medication for broken bone(s)

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 32 minutes
Kansas Average 44 minutes
National Average 55 minutes

A lower number of minutes is better.

Why is this important?

Long waits without pain medication may cause unnecessary suffering.

Patients who left before being seen *

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 1%
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.

Patients with stroke symptoms received brain scan results within 45 minutes of arrival

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 94%
Kansas Average 57%
National Average 61%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Receiving treatment immediately can lessen the amount of brain damage.

Source: Hospital Compare, April 2013 to March 2014
* January 2012 to December 2012