If You’re Hospitalized

Some people are frightened by the idea of being admitted to the hospital, even while realizing that the best care for a particular problem can be delivered only with the round-the-clock medical scrutiny available in a good hospital.

This article will help you view the experience in a positive light, and will highlight the precautions you can follow to make your stay brief and fruitful. We will examine the experience chronologically, beginning with preparation and admitting procedures, and finishing with discharge and home care.

Preparation

If you know in advance that you’ll be admitted to the hospital, you can plan to make your stay brief and successful. If your admission is a planned one for a transplant or for surgery, copious helpful information, including what to bring, will be given to you in advance by the staff.