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CODE BLUE The Crisis in Los Angels County Health Care : 778,105 Immunizations in a Year

CODE BLUE. The Crisis in Los Angeles County Health Care . One in a series

October 29, 1995

In the fiscal year 1994-95, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services immunized 778,105 people against measles, mumps, polio, rubella and other childhood diseases.

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Last year, out of more than 5 million patients who visited one of the county's community clinics, health centers or hospitals, 37% were without health insurance.

Waiting Times Measured in Weeks

The average waiting time for an appointment at Department of Health Services clinics: 2.6 weeks

Hospitals: 3.3 weeks

Health centers: 1.9 weeks

Specialty clinics: 10 or more weeks

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