Take your pain medicine as prescribed, and remember that there is often a delay before pain medication starts to work. Don’t wait for your pain to be intolerable; take it when you start getting uncomfortable. Keep your doctor informed of your pain and medication levels.
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)