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Hospitals learn ways to cut exasperating waiting times
San Diego Union-Tribune

Get sick and head to the emergency room.

That’s what an increasing number of people have been doing as the region grows, more workers are losing their jobs and health insurance in the weak economy, and an aging population confronts unfamiliar medical challenges.

Hospital officials around the county have scrambled to keep up with the influx, which they say has been growing by 5 percent to 10 percent each year.