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. This fact sheet from Care About Your Care can help patients take steps to avoid being readmitted.
  • Ask and ask again
  • Say it back
  • Have a discharge plan
  • Manage your medications
  • Keep appointments
  • Know what to do if you don't feel well
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