If you don’t like cooling your heels waiting to get in to see a medical practitioner, move somewhere in Wisconsin, the state with the shortest waiting time in America — 15.32 minutes. But if you love reading year-old magazines and listening to children wail, then Mississippi is your state. Average wait time: 24.45 minutes.
Or so says the medical online reference guide Vitals.com. In a study converted to a nifty infographic, Vitals reports its research on waiting room wait rates. By state, the shortest rates are:
- Wisconsin, 15.32 minutes
- New Hampshire, 15.40
- Maine, 16.08
- Vermont, 16.25
- Washington, 16.39
All, by the way, above the Mason-Dixon line.