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QuickStats: Percentage of Emergency Department Visits* with Waiting Time for a Physician of >1 Hour, by Race/Ethnicity and Triage Level --- United States, 2003--2004

* In metropolitan statistical areas only.

Timely emergency care can be critical for patients who visit an emergency department. At least 10% of emergent cases (those in which patients should be seen in less than 15 minutes) and 20% of urgent cases (should be seen in 15--60 minutes) had to wait longer than 1 hour to see a physician. Blacks and Hispanics were more likely to wait for more than 1 hour in all cases other than emergent.

SOURCE: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2003--2004. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhamcs.htm.



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