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Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital / Sheri Fink.

Fink, Sheri. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Albany Public Library.

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Albany Main Library 362.11 FINK (Text) IALBO10277138R Book Club Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307718969
  • ISBN: 0307718964
  • ISBN: 9780307718976
  • Physical Description: xviii, 558 pages : map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]

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General Note: 10 copies
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [493]-542) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Deadly choices -- Reckoning.
Summary, etc.: Fink provides a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina-- and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. Fink unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.
Subject: Memorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.)
Disaster hospitals > Louisiana > New Orleans > Case studies.
Disaster medicine > Louisiana > New Orleans > Case studies.
Health facilities > Louisiana > Administration > Case studies.
Forensic pathology > Louisiana > New Orleans > Case studies.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
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