Back to the Hospital?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Back to the Hospital?
Fri, 01-11-2013 - 9:01am

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The days and weeks after hospital discharge are a vulnerable time for people, with one in five older Americans readmitted within a month -- often for symptoms unrelated to the original illness.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_132927.html

Have you seen this happen, either for yourself or someone you know? I know it happened with my father-in-law when he was living alone and had no support system nearby.