Leaving hospital? Heed care tips or you may return

Associated Press
Leaving hospital? Heed care tips or you may return

In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 photo, Dr. Ricardo Bello speaks to a reporter at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Bellow, a cardiac surgeon at Montefiore Medical Center, leads a program that aims to keep patients recovering from heart surgery from having to be rehospitalized. A new study shows parts of New York have among the nation's highest readmission rates. To help, Montefiore opened a clinic last fall to check on patients' recovery a week after they go home, and patients wear a bracelet with a 24-hour phone number to call the cardiac unit at the first sign of problems. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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