Going Home

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Abstract:

This six-page handout helps people prepare to go home from the hospital after an illness or injury. It provides a series of health topics with accompanying questions that identify information patients and their family should know before going home. It discusses medicines and side effects, pain, diet, activity and exercise, follow-up care including scheduled appointments, care of incisions including bathing as well as identifying infection, special equipment, and paying the hospital bill and assistance with understanding billing, insurance, and/or Medicaid. The document contains a place where a healthcare provider can write down contact information for social work, financial services and billing, and the doctor's office. 

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Aftercare, Health Personnel, Insurance, Patient safety, Physicians' offices, Social work
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
5/1/2010
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