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

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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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