rehospitalize

verb
re·​hos·​pi·​tal·​ize | \(ˌ)rē-ˈhä-(ˌ)spi-tə-ˌlīz \
rehospitalized; rehospitalizing

Definition of rehospitalize 

transitive verb

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

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rehospitalization \ (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, in the meaning defined above

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