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The "Million Dollar" Leg: Medical Misadventures (84 pages)

Release Date: 25 May 2014 (100th day of his death)


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Contents

  • Preface
  • Dedication
  • Introduction

    Chapter 1 – ‘Sudden’ Death
    • 1.1 ~ On the Eve of His Death
    • 1.2 ~ Freed from Hospital

    Chapter 2 – Dreadful 2013
    • 2.1 ~ First Four Admissions
    • 2.2 ~ His Last Illness

    Chapter 3 – A Sitting Duck For HAIs
    • 3.1 ~ Lax Infection Control
    • 3.2 ~ Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
    • 3.3 ~ Who Call the Shots
    • 3.4 ~ Large Medical Bill

    Chapter 4 – Discussion Points
    • 4.1 ~ Poor Wound Management
    • 4.2 ~ How Doctors Think
    • 4.3 ~ You Could Have Done Better
    • 4.4 ~ Unsafe Care

    Chapter 5 – System Failure
    • 5.1 ~ Hospital Bottlenecks
    • 5.2 ~ The Elusive Window Period
    • 5.3 ~ Out-of-place Patient
    • 5.4 ~ Lack of Support from Renal Doctors
    • 5.5 ~ Lack of Advance Care Planning
    • 5.6 ~ Mr Kang’s ‘Million Dollar’ Leg

I wrote this book in memory of my late brother-in-law, Sunny Kang who was an ESRF patient. I recount his medical misadventures in a public hospital and also highlight the importance of advance care planning and wound management. Hopefully, hospital administrators and healthcare workers will pick up some learning points from his last illness and prevent similar incidents in the future.



Updated on 30 July 2014



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