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What to Do if the Hospital Is Discharging You Too Soon

“The doctor just wrote your discharge orders – you’re ready to leave the hospital and go home.” That’s great to hear if you’re actually prepared.

Smiling senior man talks with a friendly nurse in a hospital hallway. The nurse is pushing the man in a wheelchair.

However, what if you’re stunned at the notion that you’re well enough, or well-prepared enough, to leave? You had surgery yesterday and there’s no one to change your bandage at home. You’re confused about which medications to take, or why. You don’t have a follow-up appointment, you’re not sure who to call if problems arise and you feel sick, weak and helpless. read more