Waiting for the doctor in the emergency room can seem interminable, and for some folks that's close to the truth. Below, find out how waiting times stack up, according to a national survey presented at a meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Despite the delays, nearly 90% of ER patients surveyed were satisfied with the care they got.
6.2 Average hours spent waiting in ER; annual visits have climbed to 110 million, up 23% in 10 years
10.6Average wait for seniors; nearly half of ER visits are by adults who say they are in poor physical health