Dumping case highlights dearth of care for homeless mentally ill
Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2009
More than three years into Los Angeles' crackdown on patient dumping downtown, officials have reached settlements with four hospitals and collected millions in payments. But although enforcement has been aggressive, it remains to be decided where these patients should go. While activists decry the practice of hospitals simply dumping patients on skid row without planning where they will go, they admit that finding care for such patients is difficult.
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