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It is a good idea to prepare for hospitalization when it is scheduled in advance. Similarly, planning your return home gives you a chance to identify and address potential obstacles.


Pre-op care - Getting ready for surgery

Many people undergo surgery every year. Statistics Canada estimates that more than 1.5 million Canadians underwent non-emergency surgery in 2004. Non-emergency surgeries – in other words surgical procedures that are planned and scheduled in advance – usually come after a waiting period. It is useful to take advantage of that time for preoperative preparation.
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