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A hospital stay can be overwhelming, and most of us can’t wait to get home. To avoid a return trip to the hospital after discharge, plan ahead, listen well, ask questions and bring a second set of ears with you, says Nirav Vakharia, MD, a quality and safety expert. Having backup will help you remember directions and explanations from the healthcare team, so you can continue healing well at home.