Medical Dictionary


noun hos·pi·tal·iza·tion

Medical Definition of hospitalization

  1. 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. 2:  the period of stay in a hospital <drug treatment shortened the length of hospitalizationToday's Health>

Variants of hospitalization

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