Wait Time What Determines When a Patient Is Seen
 
 

Wait Time - What Determines When a Patient Is Seen

Emergencies are not planned, nor do hospitals provide treatment on a first come, first serve basis. Patients are seen based on medical complaint, not by arrival time. Wait time is hard to determine, but the goal is to get you taken care of as quickly as possible. You can find out the average wait time at BayCare emergency rooms here. Emergency rooms are generally very busy places. Patients are not typically seen in the order they arrive based on a number of factors. The wait in an emergency room can depend on the severity of others (high/urgent severity, high severity with threatened functionality, moderate severity), the amount of required testing, time of day and the number of beds available.

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