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Emergency Department Reports

Time spent before being admitted to the hospital

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 178 minutes
Kansas Average (Medium Volume Emergency Department) 206 minutes
National Average (Medium Volume Emergency Department) 260 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 49 minutes
Kansas Average (Medium Volume Emergency Department) 76 minutes
National Average (Medium Volume Emergency Department) 89 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 142 minutes
Kansas Average (Medium Volume Emergency Department) 134 minutes
National Average (Medium Volume Emergency Department) 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.

Time spent before being seen by a healthcare professional

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 17 minutes
Kansas Average (Medium Volume Emergency Department) 17 minutes
National Average (Medium Volume Emergency Department) 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 34 minutes
Kansas Average 46 minutes
National Average 54 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 0%
Kansas Average 1%
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 who received brain scan results within 45 minutes of arrival

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 82%
Kansas Average 64%
National Average 66%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Receiving treatment immediately can lessen the amount of brain damage.

Source: Hospital Compare, April 2014 through March 2015