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County-USC admits overcrowding is worse
Los Angeles Times

Overcrowding grew worse this summer at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, hospital officials acknowledged Tuesday.

During July, emergency room overcrowding at the county’s flagship hospital was considered “dangerous” eight hours each day, according to Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, who cited a report on conditions presented by the Department of Health Services.

In contrast, in June, the emergency room was “dangerously overcrowded” less than four hours a day.