Welcome to HospitalSmarts

Thank you for visiting HospitalSmarts!

In 1997, Drs. Theodore Tyberg and Kenneth Rothaus authored a book intended to serve as a public guide for successful hospital navigations. Hospital Smarts became universally acclaimed for including clear and concise advice on how to identify the need for hospital care, to prepare for admission, to ask about your procedure or treatment, to identify the key players in the hospital, and to follow a successful discharge with post-care treatment / rehabilitation.

More than 68 Million people were admitted to registered and community hospitals in the US in 2015.* While these visits are naturally stressful and full of unknowns, you can learn and prepare fully to maximize your chances for successful hospitalizations. This website presents the most important chapters of the book for your reference.

*American Hospitals Association, Fast Facts on US Hospitals. http://www.aha.org/research/rc/stat-studies/fast-facts.shtml

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