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:
What sets these outliers apart?
Average annual suicide rates vary significantly across the country.
Demographics, gun ownership and the economy largely account for the regional differences.
A list of opioid-related lawsuits filed by states and local governments.
Several cities have intensified their efforts to combat rat infestations. It’s no simple task.
Annual fertility rates by state
Birth rates are at a historic low. If they don't rebound, the effects will be felt outside the family.
This map tracks the status of Medicaid expansion across states.
Fall injuries among older adults cost Medicare almost as much as cancer treatment last year.
Ten percent of 911 calls involve mental health situations that most police aren’t prepared to deal with, leading to sometimes tragic outcomes.
Just a few blocks away, your neighbors may be expected to live 20 years longer.
View state health data depicting disparities among children
Current and historical statistics on suicide deaths by state.
Data and map show how many people are on food stamps for each state
Forty states allow for "categorical eligibility" in administering SNAP.
Maps shows state-based, partnership and federally-facilitated health exchanges
Map shows data for average hospital charges, by state, for treatment of various conditions.
Map shows per capita health spending, by country
View FY 2010 expenditures for state mental health agencies.