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How to Get Out of the Hospital Alive A Guide to Patient Power

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ISBN-10: 0028623630

ISBN-13: 9780028623634

Edition: 1997

Authors: Sheldon Paul Blau, Elaine Fantle Shimberg

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 7/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

SHELDON P. BLAU, M.D., is an attending physician at numerous hospitals in Long Island, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook, and a Consultant in Rheumatology at New York area hospitals. ELAINE FANTLE SHIMBERG, the author of many health books, is the first lay member of the Florida Medical Association#39;s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.

Introduction. Chapter 1: How Hospitals Differ. Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Area. Chapter 3: The Hospital's Cast of Characters. Chapter 4: Hospital Hazards: How to Avoid Infections, Drug Errors, and Surgical Mistakes. Chapter 5: Safety and Security: Infant Abductions, Rapes,Violence, Falls, Fires, and Other Dangers. Chapter 6: Patients' Rights. Chapter 7: Diagnostic Procedures. Chapter 8: Surgery, Surgeons, and Anesthesiologists. Chapter 9: Orders: What Are They and Who Gives Them. Chapter 10: How Families Can Help. Chapter 11: How to Heal Faster. Chapter 12: Your Insurance Can Be Hazardous to Your Health. Conclusion. Appendix A: Medical Terms You Should Know. Appendix B:…