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Yelp now lets you see how long the wait will be at the hospital’s ER

From Mashable:

Many hospital listings will now include emergency room wait times, whether hospital staff is friendly, and whether hospital rooms are quiet. For nursing homes, Yelp lists information including how many free beds are currently available and whether the federal government has fined that place for not meeting certain standards.

Source: Yelp now lets you see how long the wait will be at the hospital’s ER

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As a general rule I am not a fan of Yelp. However I find this new system interesting. I have no idea how they will monitor wait time. Will they somehow tap into the hospital computer…I hope not.

The other aspect, reporting fines, board actions lawsuits etc. will be easier. All that is public record and this simply reflects what Healthgrades has been doing for years. One the one hand I believe reporting board actions will provide more real information regarding quality than the ranting of an unhappy grump whose insurance didn’t pay. On the other hand, sadly, just because someone files a suit or board complaint does not mean the dentist did anything wrong.

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