hospitalization

noun
hos·pi·tal·iza·tion
variants: or chiefly British hospitalisation \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 hospitalizationJournal of the American Medical Association

2 : the period of stay in a hospital drug treatment shortened the length of hospitalizationToday's Health

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