Trumbull Memorial Hospital emergency department scores below average in several patient care statistics according to the official United States government site for Medicare, www.medicare.gov.
This website is a consumer tool that is useful in comparing medical care providers, including hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and other healthcare providers. Consumers can enter either the name of a specific provider, or a city or zip code and quickly compare all providers in their area.
For example, in northeastern Ohio, consumers have many options for emergency department care. According to the Medicare website, the Warren, Ohio based Trumbull Memorial Hospital’s emergency department scores poorly, compared to other Ohio emergency care facilities. For example, the report contains the following statistics.
- In Ohio, the average time patients spent in the emergency department before leaving from the visit was 122 minutes. In contrast, the average percentage at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital emergency department was 156 minutes.
- Similarly, in Ohio, the average time patients spent in the emergency department before being seen by a healthcare professional was 17 minutes. At the Trumbull Memorial Hospital emergency department, the average time was 22 minutes.
- In Ohio, the average time patients spent in the emergency department before being admitted to the hospital as an inpatient was 244 minutes. At the Trumbull Memorial Hospital emergency department, the average time was 274 minutes.
- Finally, in Ohio, the average time patients waited for an inpatient room, after a doctor decided to admit them as an inpatient, was 77 minutes. At Trumbull Memorial Hospital emergency department patients waited, on average, 85 minutes.
By studying the performance of local healthcare providers, consumers can better educate themselves about their medical care options. At Clark Perdue, we encourage consumers to be proactive in their healthcare. And, in the event that consumers suffer substandard care, we stand ready to investigate and pursue their claims.