After Your Hospital Stay: Preventing a Readmission

Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

When you leave the hospital, there are a lot of things you need to
do to take care of yourself. You need to see your doctor, take your
medicines, exercise, eat healthy foods, and know whom to call with
questions or problems. This guide helps you keep track of all the
things you need to do.

Safety As You Go from Hospital to Home

National Patient Safety Foundation®

Your doctor may order medicine for you to take at home. There are a few things you can do before you go home from the hospital to make things easier.

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.


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