Medical Dictionary

hospitalization

noun hos·pi·tal·iza·tion
variants: or chiefly British hospitalisation play \ˌhäs-(ˌ)pit-ᵊl-ə-ˈzā-shən\

medical Definition of hospitalization

1 :the act or process of being hospitalized
  • pain persisted constantly through a two-day period, finally necessitating hospitalization
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
2 :the period of stay in a hospital
  • drug treatment shortened the length of hospitalization
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