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The Hospital-Dependent Patient
New York Times

“He’s back?” my colleague asked, eyes widening as she passed the patient’s room. “He’s in the hospital again?”

Slender, pale and in his late 60s, the man had first been admitted nearly a year earlier with pressure in his chest so severe he had trouble breathing. When his heart stopped, doctors and nurses revived him by injecting the latest life-saving medicines into his veins and applying the newest electrical defibrillator paddles to his chest.

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