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Last November, I sought to get at the financial impact of more ER visits. Data showed an 18% jump in ER visits in San Diego from 2012 to 2017, reflecting a statewide trend.
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A Los Angeles County Fire Department pilot project is testing out a a mobile integrated health care unit. The goal is to see if a “healthcare on wheels” model can help alleviate crowded emergency departments
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How has the Affordable Care Act changed life in the ER, and what might the new Republican plan signal for safety net hospitals? The LAC+USC Medical Center offers some clues.

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