David Kerns. Standard of Care (2007) 229 pp. [tpo]
Publishers description: Soon after Dr. Daniel Fazen becomes an executive at his cherished community hospital [in Berkeley, California], it is acquired by a predatory health care conglomerate. It quickly becomes clear that those in power at this ruthless corporation have little concern for the human beings under their care. The stand Dan takes to save his patients creates an extraordinary showdown between one man with a conscience and the forces of big business greed. This dramatic insiders look at the dark side of our health care system is a gripping and cautionary tale for America, where being in the wrong hospital at the wrong time can cost you your health—or your life.