Unformatted text preview: required a hospital stay. People might end up damaging their health by attempting to return to normal levels of activity too soon after an outpatient surgery. Also, because financial concerns are prompting some hospitals to provide only ambulatory care, patients might have to travel greater distances for services that require a hospital stay. For people without much money or adequate means of transportation, this could have negative health affects. Hospitals could improve their ambulatory services by making sure that patients fully understand their condition, and have all the necessary information to take care of themselves (including any warning signs that they might need to return for further care or observation)....
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