patient dumping

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Recent Examples on the Web But Bob Erlenbusch, executive director of Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness, said his group's survey found the practice of patient dumping rampant. Ed Fletcher, sacbee, "Hospitals that engage in homeless 'patient dumping' could face county fines, supervisor says | The Sacramento Bee," 22 Feb. 2018 On her watch as executive editor, The Bee was a Pulitzer finalist for feature photography in 2013 and stories about Nevada’s patient dumping in 2014. sacbee, "Bee editor Joyce Terhaar steps down, Lauren Gustus new McClatchy regional editor | The Sacramento Bee," 12 Jan. 2018

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Patient dumping.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patient%20dumping. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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