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One solution to allay the high numbers may be a pilot project the Los Angeles County Fire Department is trying out: a “health care on wheels.”
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Emergency departments at three hospitals stood out in all of California as the ones that were the most visited in 2016. They couldn’t be more different.
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ER visits grew an average of 4 percent every year from 2010 to 2016.

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