Co-authored, 1997 Macmillan 
Trade paperback 1998
ISBN 0-02-862363-0
$14.95 (CAN $19.95)

Dr. Sheldon Blau almost died after undergoing open-heart surgery, not from the surgery or heart disease, but from infectious bacteria accidentally introduced during surgery. He was just one of thousands of Americans who suffer from infectious picked up in the hospital and from drug and other medical errors. He and Elaine Fantle Shimberg collaborated to write this book to help patients become aware of the need for their active involvement in protecting their health and that of their loved ones while in the hospital.

How to Get Out of the Hospital Alive describes hospital hazards such as drug errors, surgical mistakes, and infection and how to avoid them. It lists patients' rights, diagnostic procedures, shows how families can help, and how to heal faster.

"It is important to your survival to be informed, and this book is an excellent resource."-Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine, & Miracles.



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