When leaving the hospital, follow the discharge instructions closely. Patients are commonly instructed to avoid baths, scrubbing/rubbing the incision sites, lotions (unless prescribed), and too much sunlight.
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)