While you are in the hospital, you may be faced with a number of decisions. Some may be as simple as choosing your meals from the menu. Others may be more difficult, such as making a decision about an operation. This information has been designed to help you deal with the difficult choices.
Begin by Asking Questions
Cleveland Clinic is a teaching institution and some of the physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers may be in training, gaining valuable experience beyond their basic academic preparation. You should speak with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about this.
Below, find some frequently asked questions to consider:
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