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

Authors: Fink, Sheri.
Call number: 362.1109763 FIN
Publication: New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]
Publication date: [2013]
Subject: 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.
Memorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.)
Title: Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital / Sheri Fink.
Edition: First edition.
Physical description: xviii, 558 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents note: Deadly choices -- Reckoning.
Summary note: 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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [493]-542) and index.
ISBN: 9780307718969
0307718964
LCCN: 2013019693
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1453059
Bib No.: 1453059

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