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Emergency Room Wait Times: State Averages

Compare data for states' average emergency room wait times.

In 2014, emergency room wait times averaged between 16 minutes for hospitals in Colorado and Utah to 46 minutes for Maryland emergency departments.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services tracks the time it takes for patients to be seen by a healthcare professional and publishes averages for states. The 2014 national average was 24 minutes.

The following map shows average wait times for each state:

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