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To avoid a return trip to the hospital, take action before you are discharged
Washington Post

When you leave a hospital after an illness, you hope that your days there will soon be a distant memory. But that’s not always the case. Roughly one Medicare patient in six, for example, is readmitted within a month of being discharged, according to a report last year by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. But a majority of readmissions could be prevented with proper follow-up care. While your hospital team cares for you there, it’s on you to take over at home. Here’s how: