How To Fight For Yourself At The Hospital — And Avoid Readmission

(By Judith Graham for Kaiser Health News)

Everything initially went well with Barbara Charnes’ surgery to fix a troublesome ankle. But after leaving the hospital, the 83-year-old soon found herself in a bad way.

Dazed by a bad response to anesthesia, the Denver resident stopped eating and drinking. Within days, she was dangerously weak, almost entirely immobile and alarmingly apathetic. Continue reading article here……

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