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Emergency Department Reports

Time spent before being admitted to the hospital

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 199 minutes
Kansas Average 186 minutes
National Average 275 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 61 minutes
Kansas Average 58 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 133 minutes
Kansas Average 106 minutes
National Average 137 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 19 minutes
Kansas Average 19 minutes
National Average 27 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 45 minutes
Kansas Average 48 minutes
National Average 59 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 4%
Kansas Average not available
National Average not available

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 75%
Kansas Average 52%
National Average 51%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Receiving treatment immediately can lessen the amount of brain damage.

Source: Hospital Compare, April 2012 to March 2013