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How Do Local Hospitals Compare on Wait Times?

12:03 AM, Feb 20, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY-- We've heard a lot lately about the lengthy wait times in emergency rooms at local hospitals, mainly due to people with non-emergency health issues like the flu.

But, what if you went to the emergency room for chest pains?  How quickly are you treated?

Medicare.gov checked into wait times at local hospitals to see how long it takes to see you, treat you in an emergency room, or to admit you.

You can see how WNY hospitals stack up to state and national averages.  To compare area hospitals, go to:

http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.aspx.

Just type in your zip code to find hospitals near you.  Emergency room wait times can be found under "Timely and Efficient Care" tab after you click on the hospital name.

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