Hos­pi­tal grows more crowded

Los Angeles Times - - California - — Rong-Gong Lin II

Emer­gency room over­crowd­ing jumped to dan­ger­ous lev­els again at Los An­ge­les County’s flag­ship pub­lic hos­pi­tal in Au­gust.

County-USC Med­i­cal Cen­ter’s emer­gency room was over­crowded for about 98% of the month, ac­cord­ing to a re­port pre­sented to the Board of Su­per­vi­sors on Tues­day. Es­pe­cially trou­bling was the near dou­bling of time the hos­pi­tal faced “dan­ger­ous over­crowd­ing,” from about 34% in July to about 65% in Au­gust. Wait time in the emer­gency room also rose, from 11 hours and 11 min­utes in July to 12 hours and 29 min­utes in Au­gust.

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