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GO TO THE HOSPITAL OR STAY HERE? A Decision Guide for Patients and Families

Guidance for helping users to make an informed decision if the question of going to the hospital arises. It helps users to weigh the pro’s and con’s of a transfer to the hospital in advance of becoming ill or in deciding on treatment preference ahead of a potential crisis.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: January 01, 2020

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