hospitalization

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

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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“Hospitalization.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hospitalization. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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