40 ED Performance Benchmarks

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Here are 40 benchmarks on emergency department performance that T-System compiled from 62 hospitals using T SystemEV, an ED electronic health record.

The data are reported as minutes and are grouped by average patient volume.  

Length of stay

All hospitals (APV 25,480)
Average — 204
Median — 187
Less than 10,000 APV (11 hospitals)
Average — 147
Median — 134
10,000-19,999 APV (16 hospitals)
Average — 165
Median — 152
20,000-39,999 APV (19 hospitals)
Average — 217
Median — 219
40,000 and above APV (16 hospitals)
Average — 257
Median — 257

Door to physician

All facilities (APV 25,480)
Average — 47
Median — 42
Less than 10,000 APV
Average — 30
Median — 31
10,000-19,999 APV
Average — 49
Median — 36
20,000-39,999 APV
Average — 51
Median — 51
40,000 and above APV
Average — 52
Median — 44

Door to admit

All facilities (APV 25,480)
Average — 326
Median — 324
Less than 10,000 APV
Average — 228
Median — 221
10,000-19,999 APV
Average — 257
Median — 249
20,000-39,999 APV
Average — 349
Median — 339
40,000 and above APV
Average — 407
Median — 383

Door to discharge

All facilities (APV 25,480)
Average — 176
Median — 165
Less than 10,000 APV
Average — 149
Median — 152
10,000-19,999 APV
Average — 137
Median — 121
20,000-39,999 APV
Average — 187
Median — 170
40,000 and above APV
Average — 213
Median — 216

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