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What are the busiest times in emergency rooms (ERs)?

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  • A , Emergency Medicine, answered
    What are the busiest times in emergency rooms (ERs)?
    The busiest time in the emergency room tends to be in the evening hours; so going in the morning hours is ideal if you have serious symptoms. In this video, emergency medicine specialist Phillip Blanc, MD, suggests the best times to go to the ER. 
  • A Emergency Medicine, answered on behalf of
    What are the busiest times in emergency rooms (ER)?
    Busy times in the ER can be hard to predict. In this video, ER physician Jen Waxler, MD, from Brandon Regional Hospital, gives her take on when emergency room activity may be at its peak.  
  • A , Emergency Medicine, answered
    While emergency rooms (ERs) are unpredictable, a general guide is to expect the busiest time to be around 6 p.m. As you might guess, 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. is typically quieter, but remember, in the ER you cannot predict waiting time. Mondays are usually the busiest day of the week.
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