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Resource ID: #13163
Subject: Elderly
Source: Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)



They are among Florida's most vulnerable residents: confused, old people who live in nursing homes. The St. Petersburg Times investigates how for-profit psychiatric facilities commit hundreds of old people for treatment they do not need-treatment that in many cases proves harmful and even fatal. The psychiatric facilities exploit loopholes in state law and then leave taxpayers pick up the tab. The coerced (May 21 - Aug. 30, 1995)

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