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Questions to think about before you leave the hospital

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There are a few things you need to think about as you plan your transition from the hospital.

Knowing the answers to the following questions will help make sure you have the right care and support to help manage your health after you leave the hospital.

Questions

  1. Who usually helps you with your everyday activities at home?
  2. How would you contact that person?
  3. Who helps you make decisions about your health care?
  4. Whom do you call when you have questions or concerns about your health?
  5. Do you know what doctor or clinic you can call if you have questions or concerns?
  6. How do you get to your health care appointments?
  7. Who is the main person who helps you get and make your food every day?
  8. Do you need help with your medicines?
  9. Do you have any concerns about how you will pay for your health care needs?

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Your Care Plan After Leaving the Hospital, gen-ahc-35154
Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts
First Published: 10/23/2012
Last Reviewed: 10/23/2012