Cleveland hospitals work together for...

Cleveland hospitals work together for greater good

There are 1 comment on the WKYC story from Nov 18, 2010, titled Cleveland hospitals work together for greater good. In it, WKYC reports that:

In a unique collaboration, Cleveland-area hospitals are working together to reduce the number of patients who return to the hospital soon after treatment and discharge; to reduce the time patients spend in the emergency room; to improve care for patients with limited English proficiency by overcoming language barriers.

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Lakewood, OH

#1 Nov 18, 2010
If you have to go to the hospital, have an advocate with you at admissions as well as each day you are there.

Keep a journal of what meds are being prescribed as well as the type of procedures that are being ordered. Ask for a DETAILED log of the charges before you pay the bill.

Hospitals routinely overcharge and expect you to be too sick to notice or object. Let your advocate help you with this.

All those visits from the various doctors are being rung up each time they spend 10 minutes with you.

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