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For Family Caregivers

Post-Discharge Appointments

Research shows that patients who are seen by their health care provider within seven days of discharge from a hospital are at less risk of being readmitted to the hospital. (With some conditions, appointments may need to be even sooner.)

Making this appointment happen can be a challenge. This guide offers ideas for getting the appointment scheduled, hopefully before your family member is discharged from the hospital.

Getting a Post-Discharge Appointment Within 7 Days

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