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Emergency Department Reports

Time spent before being admitted to the hospital

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 194 minutes
Kansas Average 185 minutes
National Average 274 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 51 minutes
Kansas Average 57 minutes
National Average 98 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 144 minutes
Kansas Average 104 minutes
National Average 134 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 17 minutes
Kansas Average 18 minutes
National Average 26 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 35 minutes
Kansas Average 47 minutes
National Average 57 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 79%
Kansas Average 53%
National Average 57%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Receiving treatment immediately can lessen the amount of brain damage.

Source: Hospital Compare, October 2012 to September 2013