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The most commonly recognized medical facility is probably the hospital. In the past decade, however, the shift has been away from providing all care in the most expensive medical environment. As a result, a number of other less expensive options have developed. There are ambulatory surgery centers, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and other residential care facilities, specialty service centers and home care programs, just to name a few.

As medical technology has progressed, hospital stays have become shorter. Procedures that once required many days in the hospital can now be performed on an ambulatory basis. This means the patient can go home the same day as the procedure and can recover in the comfort of his own home.

When inpatient stay is needed, however, it is helpful to know that you will be in a hospital that will meet your particular needs. What you can expect from a hospital is dependent upon its ownership and founding mission. This will dictate how it is organized and the scope of services rendered. Most hospitals have FREE literature available which gives important information about its services and staff.

You will find hospitals that have developed areas of special expertise. They will have highly skilled medical and nursing staff and comprehensive specialty related diagnostic and therapeutic services. Some offer outstanding medical and consumer education programs. Many hospitals also provide physician referral services to assist in obtaining access to the appropriate hospital affiliated doctor for specific symptoms or diagnoses.

Any of the hospitals or other facilities on Doctorline will be happy to answer your questions, make appropriate referrals or send literature. An easy way to contact them is with the E-Mail access provided directly through Doctorline.



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