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Olive View ER patient wasn’t assigned a doctor for 2 days, memo says
Los Angeles Times

In a series of mistakes described as a “Swiss cheese” event by hospital officials, a patient recently admitted to Olive View-UCLA Medical Center was not assigned a doctor for two days.

The patient was admitted to the Los Angeles County teaching hospital in Sylmar by an emergency room medical student, who filled out the admitting paperwork incorrectly despite help from an attending physician in the emergency room.