Calif. Hospitals Aim To Offer Guidance on ED Wait Times
Some California hospitals have embarked on efforts to provide consumers with more information about wait times at their emergency departments. For example, Hospital Corporation of America's five California hospitals have deployed a service allowing patients to check ED wait times through text messaging. In addition, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Placentia-Linda Hospital have started posting wait times on their websites.
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