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Author LinkFink, Sheri.
Title LinkFive days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital / Sheri Fink.
Edition First edition.
Distribution New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]
Description xviii, 558 pages :  map ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [493]-542) and index.
Contents Contents: Deadly choices -- Reckoning.
Summary 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.
Corp.Sub. LinkMemorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.)
Subject LinkDisaster hospitals -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies.
LinkDisaster medicine -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies.
LinkHealth facilities -- Louisiana -- Administration -- Case studies.
LinkForensic pathology -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies.
LinkHurricane Katrina, 2005.

System Number 000671710
ISBN Link9780307718969
Link0307718964
Link9780307718983 (e-isbn)
Link0307718980 (ebk.)

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