Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Emergency Room Waiting Times Mapped

We've seen a number of good maps recently that allow you to find out how much different hospitals charge for Medicare (The NYT Medicare Map and BestMedicarePrice), and that help you compare the cost of common medical procedures charged by hospitals throughout the USA (PriceMaps).

Thanks to ProPublica we now have a Google Map that allows you to find nearby emergency rooms and find out which has the shortest average waiting time. The ER Wait Watcher lets you search for any address in the United States and visualize all nearby emergency rooms. Not only does it show you all your nearby emergency rooms but it displays the average waiting times and tells you how long it will take to get there from your current location.

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