CAYC Patient Fact Sheet

How to Avoid Being Readmitted to the Hospital

Leaving the hospital sounds simple. But all too often, people find themselves back at the hospital within only a few weeks. With better planning and better communication, many of these return visits can be avoided. These tips from Care About Your Care can help you avoid being readmitted.

Read the tips in English or Spanish
cayc discharge prep list

Hospital Discharge Checklist and Care Transition Plan

Asking questions, asking for a plan, and making sure you know what do to if your symptoms get worse can help you stay out of the hospital. If your hospital does not provide similar tools, use the Care About Your Care discharge checklist and care transition plan.

Download the discharge checklist and transition plan in English or Spanish

In 2013, Care About Your Care is focusing on the crisis of fragmented care transitions and high rates of avoidable hospital readmissions.

In 2013, Care About Your Care is focusing on the crisis of fragmented care transitions and high rates of avoidable hospital readmissions.

In 2013, Care About Your Care is focusing on the crisis of fragmented care transitions and high rates of avoidable hospital readmissions.

Did You Know?

  • More than a third of us don’t get the tests, referrals or follow-up care we need after a hospital stay.
  • Nearly one in five older patients covered by Medicare are readmitted to the hospital within a month of discharge.
  • Each year, more than 4.4 million potentially preventable trips to the hospital add billions to the nation’s health care spending.

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