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Overcrowding at L.A. County-USC Medical Center has eased, officials say
Los Angeles Times

Overcrowding remains a persistent problem at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center’s emergency room even as conditions deemed dangerous have eased in the last two months, county officials said Tuesday.

“Dangerously” overcrowded conditions in the 600-bed hospital’s emergency room decreased to an average of about five hours a day in October, down from a high of 16 hours a day in August, county health officials told supervisors Tuesday.