Here’s an interesting piece which gives new meaning to the term, “Follow a doctor’s orders.”

A new report suggests that people who check themselves out of hospitals against the advice of their doctors are likely to make a return trip in the near future.

The report says people who discharged themselves were more than twice as likely to be readmitted to a hospital within a month, and three times as likely to visit an emergency room within a week, when compared to people who leave when their doctor says they are ready to go.

Read the rest of the story here.

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