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Health reform gives hospitals a big incentive to send patients home for good.
It could be right for most patients but the wrong place for you. Here's how you can tell.
Our 8-part patient's guide will de-stress an anxious experience—and make it safer and shorter, too.
Hospital Guide, Part 1: There's lots you need to know before committing to surgery. Take good notes.
Hospital Guide, Part 2: Here's where you get measured, jabbed, and queried about allergies and drugs.
In the hospital, you want someone watchful at your bedside. Diplomatic skills are helpful, too.
With hundreds of patients, all needing different medications, they have to be fast—and accurate.
Hospital Guide, Part 5: The OR is warmed up only near the end, to cut infection and hasten healing.
Hospital Guide, Part 8: Were you briefed about possible drug side effects and surgical complications?
Hospital Guide, Part 7: Here's where you or your advocate need to be on guard against medical mistakes