The hospital has created a 'rapid early medical evaluation' area in the emergency room to ensure patients see doctors within an hour of arrival. 'Dangerously overcrowded' conditions have dropped from 16 hours a day, on average, to five hours a day.
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.
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