Median time in ED for patients to see healthcare provider
Why is this measure important?
When patients enter the emergency department, sometimes they must wait before meeting with a healthcare provider. Reducing the time patients spend in the Emergency Department before seeing a healthcare provider can help provide faster access to care.
What does this measure show?
This measure shows the median number of minutes emergencydDepartment patients wait before they are seen by a healthcare provider.
Definition of median: This is the half-way point in the data. One-half of patients spent less than this time, and one-half spent longer.
For this measure, a lower number is better.