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Published: October 31, 2018

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November 02, 2018

It may also be because hospital stays are shorter–due to insurer decisions. Some hospitals discharge patients who are not well, have not recovered or stabilized, because they have poor or no insurance. They die wherever they end up, at home, on the street, maybe in hospice care (if they’re “fortunate”). And of course, some people want to leave as soon as possible, for financial reasons, and/or because they don’t feel they’ll improve while hospitalized and/or are concerned about contracting infections (MRSA, et al) while hospitalized.

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