This Tool Tells You Where You'll Receive Emergency Healthcare First

By: Alyson Wyers - May 4, 2015
References: projects.propublica.org & crowdsourcing.org
If you are seeking emergency healthcare, the last thing you want to do is end up in an over-crowded emergency room with long wait times. This interactive map helps you figure out which hospital close by will be able to see you first. From journalism non-profit organization ProPublica, ER Wait Watcher is a crowdsourced tool.

If you've had an accident, simply input your zip code or street name. ER Wait Watcher looks at a variety of factors, like average wait times for each hospital, Google traffic reports and distance to determine where patients will likely receive emergency healthcare first. Users can also see how long, on average, it will take to be seen, sent home, get pain meds or be transferred to another room.