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Probe of County-USC emergency room launched

May 13, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
A healthcare professional who sought treatment there reported overcrowding and said she was told the average wait time was 35 hours.

Los Angeles County health officials launched an investigation this week into allegations that the emergency room at County-USC Medical Center is so crowded, patients wait an average of 35 hours to be seen — sometimes without any vital signs being taken — and hospital workers fail to protect patient privacy.

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