Getting the Best Medical Care: a Newsletter from Patrick Malone - September 2012

In This Issue:

- Are You Really Ready to Go Home?

- Catching Up with Late Lab Results

- Key Things to Watch for at Home

- "I Want Outta Here!"One Myth about AMA Discharge

- Recent Health Care News You Should Know About

- Check Out Our Previous Tips

- Excerpt from Introduction:

You Can Go Home Again (from the Hospital), but There's a Lot You Need to Know First

Thomas Wolfe may not have been thinking about hospital discharge when he wrote "you can't go home again," but he could have been. The process of going home from the hospital -- and staying home -- is so fraught with potential slips and mishaps that there is now a specific metric in hospital quality of care for the "30-day readmission rate."Usually, the lower it is the better. This month's newsletter will help you make sure the transition from hospital to home is a successful one for yourself or a loved one. It's such an important subject, and one where a well-informed family member can make a big difference, that I suggest you save this newsletter and look at it again when the time is ripe.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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