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A Medical Team Is Making House Calls On The Street To Keep Up With Demand

Brett Feldman, the head of the USC Street Medicine Team, checks Mico Fuller's vitals on Skid Row. (Alyssa Jeong Perry/LAist)
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A small group of health care workers is hitting the streets of L.A. County to meet patients where they live — on sidewalks, park benches, and under freeways.

A little more than a year ago, USC started a small "street medicine" team to keep up with the increasing number of homeless patients admitted to Los Angeles County-USC Hospital.

Street medicine is a movement that is growing across the U.S. in part because the homeless population is growing in many cities, including Los Angeles.


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