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Average wait time to see an ER doctor: 56 minutes

According to a recent study, the average time that hospital emergency room patients wait to see a doctor has grown from 38 minutes to almost an hour throughout the past decade. Overall, visitors went up 32% in the past ten years.

The study made additional interesting findings. Summer and winter were the busiest seasons in ERs and the early evening (around 7 p.m.) tended to be the busiest time of the day.

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