rehospitalize

verb re·hos·pi·tal·ize \ (ˌ)rē-ˈhä-(ˌ)spi-tə-ˌlīz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rehospitalize

rehospitalized; rehospitalizing
: to readmit (someone) to a hospital as a patient : to hospitalize (someone) again
  • The patient was discharged but then rehospitalized one month later.

rehospitalization

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌhä-(ˌ)spi-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun, plural rehospitalizations
    • patients at risk of rehospitalization
    • Medicare currently pays for all rehospitalizations, except those in which patients are rehospitalized within 24 hours after discharge for the same condition for which they had initially been hospitalized.
    • —Stephen F. Jencks

First Known Use of rehospitalize

1918

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