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Overcrowding rises again at County-USC Medical Center
Los Angeles Times

Dangerous levels of emergency room overcrowding jumped again at Los Angeles County’s flagship public hospital during August, officials said Tuesday. Conditions in Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center’s emergency room were overcrowded for about 98% of the month, according to a report presented to the supervisors Tuesday. Especially troubling was the near doubling of time the hospital faced “dangerous overcrowding,” from about 34% in July to about 65% in August.