Avoid using a razor to shave the area where you will be having surgery, and don’t be afraid to stop someone from using a razor to shave your surgical site. This can cause skin irritation and make it easier to get an infection. Follow your physician’s guidelines about getting ready for surgery.
Washington state hospitals reduced the readmission rate by 27% in just 2 years—that means 11,700 fewer people went back into the hospital after they were discharged. It saved the health care system $112 million. (LEAPT)