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Assessing Nursing Homes' Responses to Katrina

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Assessing Nursing Homes' Responses to Katrina

Katrina & Beyond

Assessing Nursing Homes' Responses to Katrina

Assessing Nursing Homes' Responses to Katrina

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New York Times reporter David Rohde talks to host Michele Norris about how New Orleans area nursing homes fared during Hurricane Katrina. About 60 percent of them failed to evacuate successfully before the storm hit.

Rohde says many nursing home operators said they were afraid their frailest residents would die on the buses going out to town. So far, more than a 150 of the deaths counted in the area were patients in hospitals and nursing homes.

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