Leaving hospital? Heed care tips or you m

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

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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